Centre ties Sewanee in first conference match of the season
On Friday, September 24 the Centre men's soccer team ended up tying Sewanee 0-0 after 110 minutes of play in Danville, Ky. The Colonels move to 5-2-1 on the season and they hold a conference record of 0-0-1.
Both teams played well in the match, as each team had several chance to score, but the defense held strong as neither team was able to take the lead.
In the first half of play Sewanee out shot the Colonels 12-7 and each team had two corner kick opportunities. Centre junior Chris Jackson (Oxford, Ohio) had six saves for the Colonels.
During the second half the Tigers again held the advantage on shots with 10 versus the Colonels eight. Centre recorded three corner kicks in the second half, while Sewanee had two.
The Colonels held the shot advantage in the first overtime period having three chances to score, while the Tigers didn't record a shot. After the first 10 minutes of overtime the score was still 0-0.
Each team would have another 10 minute period to score, but neither team could find the back of the net and the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
"I was happy to see the team work hard tonight. The game took longer than we had hoped to settle and credit Sewanee, they are much improved. We had the run of play in the second half and overtime and I thought our offense would finish the game," said Centre head coach, Jeb Burch.
"Our defense was excellent in the shutout, I am proud of what Jackson, Distler, Fay, Murphy, and Van Nevel did tonight. I also thought Frentz was the man of the match, as he played his best game yet for Centre" finished Burch.
Centre will continue with conference play on Sunday, September 26 as they take on Oglethorpe University at home in Danville, Ky. Kick-off is set for 2:00 p.m.