Tigers Mens' Soccer Upends #21 St. Louis in Pre-Season Match

It may not count just yet, but Wednesday night was a good test to find out how good the Memphis Tigers Mens' soccer team is..

The U of M Men face 21st ranked St. Louis University in an exhibition match at Echles Field on the Campus.

The Tigers have only 3-Seniors on the Roster, and depend heavily on their 11 newcomers,..

Sophomore Thomas Shannon uses a Long Throw in from the side to find the head of Freshman J.J. Greer from CBHS...

The Header makes it one nil tigers...and you know what... They're not done..

This time off a Free Kick..

Shannon Again, finds the Noggin off another Freshman, Andreas Guentner of Germany..

He beats the Keeper and Makes it a 2-Zip game..

Tigers hang on to that score and make it a Final

Final Score Memphis shuts out St. Louis 2-Nil

Head Coach Richie Grant understands scheduling can help his young team grow up quickly.

"We have a really good relationship with St. Louis, having played them every year since 2004." says Grant.  "We really weren't focused on the competition, we just want to get better as training camp goes on.  Both teams were heavy legged..but it could do us well if St. Louis goes on to have the season they're expected to have. Our Lads need these type of games against really good competition to get better for what we have to face ahead."

The Tigers open the regular season on the Road September 4th at Nationally Ranked Bradley.

That game will be telecast Live on Fox Soccer Channel at 10pm.