Tigers Score Second Half Game Winner for First Victory of 2017

Tigers Score Second Half Game Winner for First Victory of 2017

SEWANEE, Tenn. - After the Covenant Scots netted an equalizing goal with 27 seconds left in the first half, the Sewanee women's soccer team used a second half goal to secure their first win of 2017, defeating the rival Scots, 2-1, Wednesday night at Puett Field.

The Tigers netted their first goal of the match in the 21st minute. After the Scots drew offsides, Kiley Ezzell brought the ball downfield and netted her first goal of her collegiate career from 16 yards and off a Covenant defender into the net.

The Scots, however, would net the equalizer with 27 seconds left in the half in the 45th minute by Lizzy Hightower off a Kyra Duble assist.

After coming out of the locker room for the second half, the Tigers came out striking. Mary "Sissy" Frank, two and a half minutes into the period, attempted a header that was saved, but Walker Poe was there to knock the ball through for the game-winner.

The Tigers, who allowed Covenant to take four shots in the first half, limited them to two shots in the final 45 minutes.

The Tigers improve to 1-3-1 on the season, and the Purple and Gold gave Covenant their first loss of the season at 3-1-0.

Samantha Bourgeois (1-3-1) collects her first win of the season, saving one shot on goal for the Purple and Gold.

Sewanee's six-game homestand continues this weekend when Agnes Scott comes to the mountain. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon from Puett Field.

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