Addie Roemershauser (C’23) goes in for a kick. Photo courtesy of sewaneetigers.com.
By Tristan Benedict
On Wednesday, September 4, the Sewanee Women’s Soccer team tied 1-1 against the Covenant College Scots.
The Tigers entered the second game of the season with a record of 0-1. The loss came from an away game against Emory where the Tigers lost in overtime. At the end of regulation time, the teams were tied, but a goal by Emory allowed the Atlanta team to pull away from the Tigers.
At 30:45, the Scots scored, making the 0-1 score at halftime. The first half showed that the Tigers had spirit. Defender Nika Gorski (C’22) shouted commands to her fellow defenders and organized the midfielders into the most efficient formation. The defense was also characterized by long shots to the midfield in order to alleviate pressure on goal.
After a goal by Covenant, the Tigers grimly approached the midfield line and quickly set the ball in play. The Tigers had some catching up to do before the end of the game.
The Tigers struggled against penalties, with Bea Richardson (C’23) and Mena Kerrison (C’20) both collecting yellow cards in the second half.
However, this did not stop the Tigers, who scored with less than 9 minutes left. Forward Addie Roemershauser (C’23) split defenders down the middle and her shot connected with the back of the net to tie the game.
After two ten-minute overtime periods, neither team was able to penetrate the defense, leaving the score tied up.
Next, the Tigers will play their first home game of the season against Hanover College on Sunday September 8.