Men’s Soccer Gets Three Points in SAA Standings with Win Over Rhodes

Men’s Soccer Gets Three Points in SAA Standings with Win Over Rhodes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's soccer team defeated Rhodes, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Puett Field.

Prior to kickoff, six seniors were honored on Senior Day: Ben Shankle, Ryan MacDonald, Noah Day, McKinnon Pennell, Peter Meehan and Chris Ottley.

Sewanee (8-6-0, 4-2-0) scored two goals in the first half. Rhodes Hall notched the first goal of the match off an Alpo Sipilä corner kick in the 24th minute.

Andrew Turk, in the 38th minute, intercepted a touch from a Rhodes defender and made the goal for his first of the year.

In the 67th minute, Kyle Johnston earned the third goal of the match off a penalty kick.

Rhodes (6-5-2, 2-4-0) avoided the shutout with a George Winfrey goal in the 73rd minute.

In the match, Sewanee outshot Rhodes, 16-9, but the teams were even at five shots on goal apiece.

With Sewanee standing at 4-2 in conference play, the Tigers have 12 points headed into the final weekend of SAA regular season play, good for second place in the conference. Centre has 11 points with two matches to play, Berry has 10 points with one match left and Birmingham-Southern has five points with two matches left to play. Centre will play BSC on Wednesday night before the weekend slate next Saturday.

The Tigers will wrap up the regular season schedule on Saturday with a contest against Centre.

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