Late Goal by Johnston Lifts Men’s Soccer Back to .500 Record

Late Goal by Johnston Lifts Men’s Soccer Back to .500 Record

SEWANEE, Tenn. - On a rainy, and sometimes foggy, evening at Puett Field, the Sewanee men's soccer team scored an 87th-minute goal to secure a 1-0 shutout victory over the Lions of Piedmont Tuesday evening.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (7-7-1) 1, Piedmont (7-4-3) 0
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The teams saw more raindrops than goals, as each team was held scoreless by the half.

-In the 87th minute, Piedmont drew a yellow card that set up a free kick for Alpo Sipilä near the Sewanee sideline. From there, he sent it to the box, where Kyle Johnston was there to hit the back of the net for his 10th goal of the season and his fourth game-winning goal.

-Sewanee, who took 19 shots in the match, attempted 11 in the second half.

-With the win, Sewanee's record moves by to .500 with a 7-7-1 mark, and with a win on Saturday, they could earn back-to-back winning regular seasons heading into the conference tournament.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Kyle Johnston and Ben Vaeth each took four shots on the night. Johnston struck the back of the net for his 10th goal of the year.

-James Murray (6-4) saved two shots and earned the clean sheet.

PIEDMONT KEY STATISTICS
-The Lions, who took just six shots, had half of them taken by Garrett Moore.

-Cameron Verona (5-1) suffered the loss, saving eight shots.

UP NEXT
The regular season concludes Saturday afternoon with a home matchup against Centre for Senior Day. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m.

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