Men’s Soccer Falls to Covenant in Home Opener

Men’s Soccer Falls to Covenant in Home Opener

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's soccer team lost its home opener to mountain-rival Covenant, 2-1, Tuesday night from Puett Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Covenant (3-0) 2, Sewanee (1-2) 1
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-In the 33rd minute, after Thompson's Schollaert's shot was blocked by a Covenant defender, Alpo Sipilä was given a corner kick. From the left side of the field, he found Evan Poole for his second goal of the season.

-A little over a minute later, Covenant's Jesse Riggs found Josh Brower's assist for his third goal of the year to give the Scots the equalizing goal.

-With a little over a minute remaining in the first half, Covenant took the lead on a Sewanee own goal.

-From there, the teams traded 16 shots in the final 45 minutes, with Sewanee having the advantage, 10-6, but the Tigers could not strike the equalizer.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Kyle Johnston led all strikers with six shots, two on goal, while Thompson Schollaert had two total shots.

-Evan Poole netted his lone goal on two total shots.

-James Murray (1-2) finished with two saves in 82 minutes.

COVENANT KEY STATISTICS
-Jesse Riggs' lone shot came on the goal he scored in the 34th minute.

-Josh Brower led all Scots with three goals.

-Paul Lemay (3-0) saved five shots in full time for the visitors.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will hit the road this weekend to face Maryville Saturday.

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