ATLANTA - An 87th-minute goal by Oglethorpe allowed the Stormy Petrels to hold off the Sewanee men's soccer team, 3-2, Saturday afternoon from Oglethorpe Field.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Oglethorpe (4-2, 2-0) 3, Sewanee (4-5, 0-2) 2
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers struck first against the defending Southern Athletic Association Tournament Champions in the 15th minute thanks to a penalty kick goal by Kyle Johnston for his sixth goal of the year.
-The Stormy Petrels evened the score nearly 11 minutes later, as Sebastian Carlson lobbed a pass to Andrew Grodhaus.
-The score remained even at the intermission, but the home team took the lead for the first time of the match with a 57th goal by Alan Hernandez off a Chris Welsh cross.
-Sewanee got back in the contest thanks to a little help from OU in the 77th minute. After a corner kick and a missed header, the ball trickled in the net for an own goal. That mistake evened the score at two goals apiece.
-The match remained even until the 88th minute. With two and a half to go in regulation, the Petrels netted the game-winner with a Topher Marshall goal.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Kyle Johnston scored his sixth goal of the season off a penalty kick.
-Marco Randazzo took the other two shots for the Tigers, one on goal.
OGLETHORPE KEY STATISTICS
-The Petrels outshot the Tigers, 19-3 in the contest.
-Gabriel Alvarez took four shots to lead the home team.
-Andrew Grodhaus, Alan Hernandez and Topher Marshall scored for OU.
-Scott Zoino (4-2) saved one shot in full time.
Sewanee will return home for a midweek showdown with the Owls of MUW. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday night from Puett Field.