Vhumisai’s 88th Minute Goal Lifts Men’s Soccer to Victory in Home Opener

Vhumisai’s 88th Minute Goal Lifts Men’s Soccer to Victory in Home Opener

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's soccer team used an 88th minute goal by Tashinga Vhumisai to give the Tigers to a 1-0 victory on the opening night of the Kyle Rote, Jr. Invitational, Friday evening from Puett Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (2-1) 1, Eastern Mennonite (2-2) 0
Sewanee Athletics Social Media | Twitter/Instagram: @SewaneeTigers
Men's Soccer Social Media | Twitter: @Sewanee_Soccer | Instagram: @sewanee_MSOC

HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee controlled possession for most of the match, as the team out-shot the visitors, 14-5, including 7-1 in the first half.

-The Tigers had two key opportunities to score the first goal of the match, but they were stopped by the Royals' keeper.

-In the 88th minute, after the Tigers intercepted the throw-in by the visitors, Tashinga Vhumisai scored the eventual game-winner to give Sewanee the victory with a little over two minutes remaining in regulation.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Brendan Mann led the Tigers with three shots overall, one on goal.

-Andrew Turk and Alpo Sipilä each had two shots.

-Tashinga Vhumisai scored the lone goal of the match.

-James Murray (2-1) saved two shots in full time.

EASTERN MENNONITE KEY STATISTICS
-Troy Davis had four of the team's five shots, and he also had both shots on goal for the Royals.

-Ahmed Zaatar saved five shots in full time.

UP NEXT
The final day of the Kyle Rote, Jr. Invitational occurs Saturday afternoon with rival Covenant. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m.

For the latest news on the Sewanee Tigers, follow @SewaneeTigers on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.