October 13, 2013

Men's Soccer defeats Sewanee on Senior Day, 2-1

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team rallied back from an early deficit to defeat the Sewanee Tigers, 2-1, Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Preston Goldfarb Field.

BSC improves to 8-4-1 on the season and 2-1 in Southern Athletic Association play. Sewanee drops to 6-5-2 overall and 1-2 in conference.

Prior to the start of the game, BSC's six seniors—Brooks Busby, Kristjan Bryde, Jeremy Evans, Cory Gonzalez, Alex Levinson, and Tobias Winter—were recognized.

Sewanee would score their only goal of the afternoon in the fifth minute of action to take the early lead. The BSC defense then proceeded to yield only three additional shots on goal by the Tigers for the rest of the match, which were all saved by junior goalkeeper Jonas Heidrich.

BSC netted the equalizer in the 33rd minute of play courtesy of a penalty kick by Winter. The two squads traded shots to end the half in a 1-1 tie.

Coming out of the break, the Panthers wasted little time scoring what would prove to be the game-winner. In the 49th minute, Bryde took an assist from junior Ian Everett to put the Panthers ahead for good on his third goal of the season.

The Panthers out-shot the Tigers by four with a 13-9 advantage, including 8-4 on-goal, and also took seven more corner kicks, nine compared to Sewanee's two.

BSC will hit the road for the remainder of the season starting next Saturday, October 19, for a 7 p.m. conference match with Hendrix.