Men’s Soccer Drops Close Decision to Stormy Petrels

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's soccer had an 83rd minute goal to avoid the shutout, but two first half goals by Oglethorpe was the deciding factors as the Stormy Petrels defeat the Tigers, 2-1, Saturday evening from Puett Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Oglethorpe (7-3-0, 2-0-0) 2, Sewanee (6-3-1, 1-1-0) 1
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The visitors broke the scoreboard first in the contest in the 31st minute goal with a Ryan Marcano goal from Sebastian Carlson.

-After a foul in the box by Sewanee, Marcano took the penalty kick and scored in the 39th minute to give the Petrels a 2-0 advantage at the break.

-The Tigers fought in the second half to get back into the match. In the 83rd minute, off an Alpo Sipilä corner kick, Bryan Franklin found Andile Tshuma for his second goal of the year and the Tigers had life with 7:20 left in regulation.

-However, Oglethorpe held Sewanee to one shot in the final seven minutes of the match, which was saved by the OU keeper.

-After both teams took four shots each in the first 45 minutes, the Petrels dominated the attack in the second half, taking nine shots to Sewanee's six.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Christian Kirk and Andile Tshuma each had two shots, one on goal. Tshuma's on-target shot went into the net for his second goal of the year.

-James Murray (6-3-1) saved just one shot between the net.

OGLETHORPE KEY STATISTICS
-Ryan Marano scored both goals for the Petrels on four total shots.

-Ulises Rodriguez (3-1-0) saved four shots in full time.

UP NEXT
Sewanee will next face Rhodes College under the lights on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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