BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Courtesy of two goals and an assist from senior Garner Shivers, the Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team shut out Centre College, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at BSC Soccer Park.
With the win, which moves BSC to 10-6 overall and 6-3 in the conference, the Panthers clinched the fourth seed in the upcoming SCAC Men's Soccer Championship, hosted by the Panthers. BSC will take on fifth-seeded Centre again on Friday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the tournament.
Centre dropped to 11-5-2 overall and 5-3-1 in league play with the loss today.
The Panthers struck first in the seventh minute when Shivers scored his 11th goal of the season, and what would turn out to be his sixth game-winner, assisted by senior Tyler Evans.
Shivers made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute, this time off an assist from senior Tony Crocker, and BSC took the lead into the halftime break.
Evans and Shivers combined again in the ninth minute of the second half, this time with Evans scoring his ninth goal of the year on a double assist from Shivers and Evans' younger brother, Jeremy, a sophomore.
It was the sixth shutout of the year for BSC. Sophomore Sveinbo Grimsson started in goal and played almost 65 minutes, recording two saves. Sophomore Alex Levinson came in for the next 21 minutes, and freshman Ian Rone played the final four minutes, making one save.
Centre out-shot BSC 11-8, but BSC was 6-3 in shots on goal.