Millsaps Ends Tigers’ Cinderella Run in Championship Match of SAA Tournament

Millsaps Ends Tigers’ Cinderella Run in Championship Match of SAA Tournament

JACKSON, Miss. (November 8, 2015) – Despite a valiant effort throughout the match, the Sewanee Tigers fell to the host Millsaps Majors, 2-1, in the SAA men's soccer championship today.  Sewanee entered the tournament as the eighth seed, but with wins over #1 Oglethorpe and rival Rhodes in the semifinals had advanced to today's championship match.

Millsaps forward Nico Roth gave the Majors a 1-0 lead at the 15:43 mark.  Roth tallied again in the 60th minute to extend Millsaps lead to 2-0.

The Tigers came roaring back late in the game as freshman Kyle Johnston scored on a header off a corner kick from senior Chris Haberstroh at 81:31 to cut the lead to a single goal.

Sewanee maintained the pressure on the Majors for the final ten minutes of the match.  Haberstroh had an opening on a shot to tie the game in the closing minutes, but the Millsaps goalie came up with a great save to preserve the win for the Majors.

Statistically the match was very even, with Millsaps taking 15 shots to Sewanee's 14.  Millsaps attempted seven corner kicks, while Sewanee attempted six.  Shots on goal were even at seven apiece.

Freshman Will Merriman was again strong in goal for the Tigers as he turned away five Millsaps' shots.