Millsaps Ends Season for Men’s Soccer in Double Overtime

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The 2019 Sewanee men's soccer season came to a close on Saturday night inside Puett Field, as the Majors of Millsaps College used a 105th minute goal to down the Tigers in double overtime, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Southern Athletic Association Men's Soccer Tournament Quarterfinals.

Final Score: Millsaps (7-9-0) 2, Sewanee (11-5-1) 1 (2OT)
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-The Majors started the contest with a 32nd goal by Gabriel Ryce from Brett Judd.

-From there until the end of the period, Millsaps held Sewanee to one shot by Andrew Turk in the 45th minute, but the Majors keeper kept the ball from going in.

-After each team took five shots in the opening period, the Tigers came out firing. The team out-shot their opponents, 13-4, in the final 90 minutes of regulation. However, an opportunity rose for Sewanee in the 80th minute. After a Millsaps foul in the box, Severin Velasco drained the penalty kick goal for his third of the season. That tied the contest at one goal apiece.

-No team could not score the game-winning goal in regulation, so the contest was forced into overtime.

-In the first extra period, the Tigers saw five shots and did not allow the Majors to a shot, but after 100 minutes, the match would go into a second overtime.

-Millsaps had three opportunities to win the contest. After a shot saved by James Murray and an offside, the third time was the charm. Kaleb Newton passed to Austin Miller, who flicked the shot off his head for the game-winner in the 105th minute to advance to the semifinals.

-The Majors will next play Centre, who defeated Birmingham-Southern in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 8 on the campus of Oglethorpe University.

-Ethan Dutka led all strikers with five total shots.

-Severin Velasco, who scored Sewanee's lone goal via a penalty kick, and Christian Kirk each added three shots.

-James Murray (11-5-1) saved five shots in 104:33 in the box.

-Luca Kistner led the visitors with four shots in the match.

-Alfie Miller (7-8) saved seven shots in 105 minutes between the nets.

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