FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - For the third time in four games this season, the Marymount men's soccer team had a game decided by one goal as the Saints were edged by Sewanee on Saturday, 1-0 at the Monarch Soccerplex on the campus of Methodist University.
Dating back to last season, seven of the last eight games for Marymount (0-4) have been decided by one goal. The Saints have had 11 games decided by one goal over the last two seasons and are 4-7 in those contests, including 0-3 this season.
While the team has allowed just 15 goals in those 11 games, it has also scored just 12 and is looking for its first goal of the 2017 season.
On Saturday, Alpo Sipila scored the game's only goal in the 27th minute for the Tigers (2-2) while their defense limited Marymount to just eight shots, only half of which were on goal as Will Merriman made four saves in picking up the win.
Meanwhile, sophomore John Valcicak, who has allowed just five goals in four starts this season for the Saints, made two second-half saves. He has totaled 23 saves this season while posting a 1.25 goals against average and an .821 saves percentage. His 23 saves are the most among goalies in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).
Marymount will look for its first goal and win of the season on Tuesday when it makes the short trip to Gallaudet for a 7:00 p.m., kickoff with the Bison.