History Made for Men’s Soccer in Rout of Birmingham-Southern

Credit: Erin Cassell
Credit: Erin Cassell

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Sewanee men's soccer team, for the first time since Birmingham-Southern joined NCAA Division III, defeated the Panthers, routing the hosts, 4-0, to spoil Senior Day on Goldfarb Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (10-3-1, 5-1-0) 4, Birmingham-Southern (6-8-1, 2-4-0) 0
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-In the 11th minute, Severin Velasco found Thompson Schollaert for the first goal of the contest and his seventh goal of the season.

-The Tigers added a second goal with less than five minutes left in the half. In the 41st minute, Tashinga Vhumisai found Velasco outside the box and he scored his second goal in as many matches.

-Nearly a minute after entering the contest in, Ben Vaeth found Schollaert's pass for his third goal of the season in the 65th minute.

-Sewanee added a fourth goal in the 79th minute by Christian Kirk, his second goal of the year, from Andrew Turk's pass.

-Sewanee posted 24 shots in the match, 18 coming in the second half. BSC was held to 10 shots in the match.

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1989
-Sewanee earned its first victory over Birmingham-Southern for the first time since a 1-0 victory on Sept. 13, 1989, also coming in Birmingham.

-The Tigers claimed their first win over BSC since they made the transition from NCAA Division I to Division III in 2007.

DOUBLE DIGITS
-Sewanee has reached the double-digit mark in wins for the first time since 2004. The Tigers finished the season with a 10-7-1 record. That season also saw the end of five straight seasons with 10-plus wins.

-Additionally, the Tigers have five wins in Southern Athletic Association play, surpassing their previous high of four from the 2017 season.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Severin Velasco took four shots, three on-target, to lead Sewanee. The junior added a goal and an assist.

-Thompson Schollaert and Alpo Sipilä each added three shots.

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN KEY STATISTICS
-Coleman Jennings led the Panthers' strikers with four shots, one on goal.

-Kurt Moore (6-7-1) saved nine shots in full time.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will step out of conference play on Wednesday with a match at Piedmont.

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