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Men's Soccer defeats Sewanee in Goldfarb's final regular season home game

Preston Goldfarb and his wife Marie (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Preston Goldfarb and his wife Marie (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—In Head Coach Preston Goldfarb's final regular season home game, the Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team downed Sewanee, 1-0, Sunday afternoon on Preston Goldfarb Field.

The Panthers moved to 11-2-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Tigers fell to 6-9-1 overall and 1-5 in league action.

This weekend was BSC Men's Soccer's annual Alumni Weekend, with over 70 program alumni gathering to celebrate the final regular season home game for Goldfarb. Goldfarb is in his 33rd season at BSC after starting the program in 1983, and has amassed 363 wins in that span.

The alumni were recognized at halftime, and after the conclusion of the game, Goldfarb was honored, with BSC President Dr. Ed Leonard, Athletic Director Joe Dean, Jr., former president General Charles Krulak, former Athletic Director Mike Robinson, and Assistant Coach Greg Vinson, who will take over after the end of the season as Head Coach, sharing in the celebration. Other alumni present included Goldfarb's son, Sean, Head BSC Women's Soccer Coach Sean McBride, and Keidane McAlpine, Head Women's Soccer Coach at the University of Southern California.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first half was scoreless, with BSC out-shooting Sewanee 6-1, 1-0 on-goal.
  • In the 11th minute of the second period, Sewanee committed a foul inside the box and senior Cody Santos made the ensuing penalty kick for what would be the only goal of the game for either team.

NOTABLE

  • BSC recorded 13 total shots to Sewanee's six, led by junior Dallas Coyne with three.
  • Junior goalkeeper Marvin Castellanos made one save.
  • Seniors Santos, Patrick Fox, and Scott Funston were recognized during pregame festivities.
  • The Panthers now stand at 7-0-1 at home, and is the first BSC team to go undefeated at home during the regular season.

UP NEXT

  • BSC travels to Atlanta to face non-conference rival Emory this Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. ET.