Despite Johnston’s late goal in regulation, Sewanee falls at Millsaps in SAA Quarterfinals in overtime

Despite Johnston’s late goal in regulation, Sewanee falls at Millsaps in SAA Quarterfinals in overtime

JACKSON, Miss. (Oct. 29, 2016)  Despite a goal by sophomore Kyle Johnston that sent the match into overtime with less than five seconds remaining in regulation, the Sewanee men's soccer team dropped a 3-2 SAA Tournament quarterfinal contest at Millsaps, Saturday.

The Tigers ended their season with a 7-10-2 overall record. Battling injuries all season, Sewanee dropped five matches by a single goal.

On Saturday afternoon, Millsaps opened the scoring as All-SAA performer Nico Roth netted two goals, which gave the Majors a 2-0 advantage with 33 minutes left in regulation.

Sewanee answered back as senior Ramsey Seagle scored in the 63rd minute off a pass from Matt Hawse.

That was followed by the drama in the final minute. After two shots, one by Hawse and one by Seagle, were both block, Millsaps gave Sewanee a free kick at 88:32 mark. On the ensuing penalty kick, Johnston netted the equalizer.

Unfortunately, Millsaps scored the game-winner with less than a minute left in the opening overtime period when Alex Bourland scored.

A back and forth match throughout, Millsaps edged Sewanee in shots 25-15. Sewanee keeper Will Merriman finished with 10 saves while Hawse and Ben Vaeth led the Tigers in shots with three attempts.

With the win, Millsaps advances to the SAA semifinals, which will be played at top-seeded Oglethorpe. The Majors are the defending champs while Sewanee finished in second place in 2015.

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