BC Battles Sewanee, Falls 2-1 at Berry Invitational

BC Battles Sewanee, Falls 2-1 at Berry Invitational

Photo Credit: Thom Kennedy '21

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - The Brevard College Tornados Men's Soccer team (0-1) fell in a tightly-contested contest to neutral-site opponent Sewanee University (1-0), 2-1, at the Berry Invitational held on the campus of Berry College. 

Junior midfielder Matheus Masukawa scored the Tornados' lone goal in the contest, putting in an unassisted goal early in the first half to knot the contest even, 1-1.

The Tigers of Sewanee were able to outshoot the BC Tornados 12-6 on the afternoon, as Sewanee scored two first-half goals to seal its 2-1 victory. 

Senior Patrick Hall (0-1) recorded two saves on the afternoon for the Tornados. 

In their Brevard College debut, newcomers Joao Monteiro, Nicolas Maganini, and Felipe Andrade each got a shot off for the Tornados in Saturday afternoon's contest. 

Sewanee took advantage of possession, executing seven corner kicks to the Tornados' lone one. 

BC's Masukawa put in the matches first goal in the 13th minute to give the Tornados an early 1-0 lead. 

Less than two minutes later, Sewanee's Alpo Sipila scored the equalizer for the Tigers, placing the ball in unassisted to tie the contest, 1-1, in the 15th minute. 

Towards the end of the first half, the Tigers were able to take the lead thanks to Tashinga Vhumisai driving home a Marco Randazzo pass in to give Sewanee the 2-1 halftime lead. 

The second half was a defensive showdown, as the Tornados were held to just two total shots. Sewanee closed out its season-opening victory after James Murray saved a Monteiro shot in the 87th minute. 

Brevard returns to action tomorrow at 12 p.m. when the Tornados face host Berry College to close out the Berry Invitational.

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