ATLANTA (Oct. 31, 2015) – A game-winning goal by Bobby Zolper in a shootout lifted the No. 8 seeded Sewanee men's soccer team to a 0-0 (4-2 PKs) win over No. 1 seeded Oglethorpe, Saturday, during quarterfinal action of the SAA Tournament at OU Field.
After neither team scored throughout regulation or both overtime periods, Sewanee opened the shootout with a goal by Matt Hawse. OU then tied the tally at 1-1 when Arturo Hernandez converted his attempt. Sewanee's Kyle Johnston pushed the Tigers back in front with his goal.
OU then missed for the second time, which set up Luke Deimer's attempt. The Tiger freshman ripped in his shot to put Sewanee up 3-1.
That set up the drama by Zolpher. After Topher Marshall kept OU alive with a goal, all eyes turned to the St. Petersburg, Fla., native. Needing just one more goal to close out the match, Zolpher ripped in his shot past Vaughn Moore.
Sewanee was able to stay in the match despite OU's 27 shots. That included seven shots on-goal by the Stormy Petrels. However, Tiger keeper Will Merriman was outstanding with seven saves.
Sewanee returns to action with a semifinal match against Rhodes, Friday.