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Second Half Surge Lifts Scots over Sewanee

Second Half Surge Lifts Scots over Sewanee

SEWANEE, Tenn. --Sophomore David Taaffe opened up the scoring beginning in the second half and the Scots hel off a late charge from Sewanee to clinch another victory.

The win puts the Scots back at .500 for the season at 8-8-1, while Sewanee drops to 4-11-2 for the year.

After a scoreless first half, Taaffe tallied the first goal of the night for the Scots in the 53rd minute of play. Taaffe was the recipient of a strong cross from Garrison Dale and managed to get his shot past Sewanee keeper Jacob Zalewski for his first goal of the season.

Sewanee tied the score at 1-1 in the 68th minute when Ford Emerson scored, off an assist from Samuel Edoung-Biyo.

Hudson Brock would score less than a minute later, assisted by Roy Anderson, and then Junior Matt Hudnut added a score in the 73rd minute of action to give the Scots a 3-1 advantage. Brock assisted on Hudnut's goal. Hudnut's goal gives him six on the year which leads the team.

Sewanee tried to mount a comeback late in the second half. Brian Maloney scored in the 87th minute, but Covenant was able to hold off the Tigers from scoring again.

Both teams took 15 shots for the match, with Sewanee taking an 8-6 edge in shots on goal. Hudnut led Covenant with five shots, two on goal. Taaffe and Danny Knight had two shots apiece.

Covenant keeper Shuler Polk made three saves before having to leave the match late in the second half with an injury. Sewanee keeper Zalewski recorded one save.

The Scots are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Montgomery, Ala., to take on Huntingdon College. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m.

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