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Men’s Soccer Loses High-Scoring Affair with Sewanee

Men’s Soccer Loses High-Scoring Affair with Sewanee

Birmingham, Ala. - The Franklin College men's soccer team scored twice in a 40-second span during the second half in losing a high-scoring 4-2 contest against the University of South-Sewanee (Tennessee) on Monday afternoon. The contest concluded the Grizzlies' action in the PUMA Labor Day Classic at Birmingham-Southern College.

Freshmen Zanawl Thang and Conrad Bomber each found the back of the net in the final 2:01 of the contest to lead Franklin's offensive attack.

Sewanee built a 2-0 lead with goals in the eighth and 14th minutes. A goal by Ramsey Seagle in the 59th minute increased the margin to 3-0. Sewanee, winners 8-0 against Louisiana College in its tournament opener on Sunday, added a tally in the 75th minute.

Thang found the back of the net for the first time in his collegiate career after receiving a pass from freshman Andrew Vidal in the 88th minute. Bomber successfully converted a penalty kick goal just 40 seconds later.

Sewanee held a 19-8 shot advantage in the match, but had a 7-5 edge in shots on goal.

Franklin (0-2-1) returns to action on Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. when it battles Alma College from the Transylvania Classic in Lexington, Kentucky. The Grizzlies will also face Trine University on Sunday, September 11 at 2:30 p.m. during the weekend tournament.