By Fleming Smith
On Friday, September 9, Sewanee’s men’s soccer team won their fourth straight game against the Fisk Bulldogs on Puett Field.
“The other team was about fifty minutes late, which caused for a delay of the game and for the other team to not have any warm up time, but the Sewanee boys did great and won 4-0,” said Violet Lee (C’19).
Sewanee’s team made three goals against Fisk in the first half. Forward Alpo Sipilä (C’20) scored the first goal 25 minutes into the game, passed by Kyle Johnston (C’19).
Five minutes before halftime began, Reid Turner (C’20) scored a goal off an assist from Tristan Carlson (C’20). Sipilä advanced Sewanee’s lead to 3-0 in the last minute of halftime. Coming from the center of the pitch, he scored from 35 yards out to cheers from the audience.
Noah Day (C’18) won the last goal of the game in the second half, 80 minutes into the game. Fisk’s goalkeeper tipped the ball, but still could not stop Sewanee from scoring the fourth goal of the night, to the frustration of Fisk.
“Despite the hour-long delay, many students came out to support the men’s soccer team. There were a lot of staff and professors and their kids there,” said Hollis Adams (C’19). “The crowd was enthusiastic whenever we stole the ball or we scored a goal. It was cool to see a lot of support from our community!”
Fisk made four shots in the game compared to Sewanee’s 16. The Tigers played Piedmont College the next day, September 10, and tied them 1-1. Overall, the team has scored 21 goals against opponents this season. Their next game will take place at Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, September 17.
The men’s soccer record currently stands at four wins, one tie, and zero losses.