Men’s Soccer Fends Off Majors in Hostile Territory

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

JACKSON, Miss. - The Sewanee men's soccer team scored two goals in a span of 14 seconds to defeat the Majors of Millsaps College, 2-1, Friday night from Harper Davis Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (9-3-1, 4-1-0) 2, Millsaps (5-8-0, 1-4-0) 1
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-It took some time for Sewanee to get the ball into the back of the net. After taking eight first half shots, while holding Millsaps to three, it was scoreless at the intermission.

-The Tigers got the scoring going in the second half, and when they did score, they scored in bunches. In the 65th minute, Severin Velasco netted his first goal of the season off a Christian Kirk pass.

-14 seconds later, the Tigers gained possession again and Thompson Schollaert found the back of the net from Ethan Dutka for his sixth goal of the season.

-Millsaps avoided the shutout with a 73rd minute goal by Gabriel Ryce, and the Majors had the opportunity to tie the match with less than a minute remaining. After a Sewanee foul, Wayne Dowdy's free kick sailed wide right.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Severin Velasco had four total shots, two on goal, to lead the Tigers, and he scored a goal.

-Thompson Schollaert posted three shots and scored once.

-James Murray (9-3-1) saved three shots in full time.

MILLSAPS KEY STATISTICS
-Luca Kistner led the Majors with three shots, two on-target.

-Alfie Miller (5-7) saved three shots in full time.

UP NEXT
The Tigers return to the pitch Sunday afternoon at Birmingham-Southern.

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