Tornados fall short in SAC opener, 5-0
Lizzie Graham and Chelsea Watson launch shots in loss
Jefferson City, Tenn. - Chelsea Watson and Lizzie Graham both placed shots on the net on Saturday afternoon, but neither was able to slip the ball past Alyssa Crum, and the Eagles took advantage of Trenna Howell’s hat trick as the Tornados fell in their SAC opener to Carson-Newman, 5-0.
Carson-Newman (2-1, 1-0 SAC) found the back on the net on the first shot of the game as Howell put the ball in the net on her first touch off the long pass from Jenna Bryan, beating BC goalkeeper Brittany Webster to put the Eagles up 1-0 at the 20:33 mark.
The Tornados attempted to even the score, but Caitlin Hubbard’s shot attempt went wide left and Watson’s effort was saved by Crum with 14 minutes to play in the half, keeping Carson-Newman in the lead.
The Eagles added a second goal in the half at the 40:55 mark as Hailey Julian settled the ball and placed a shot in the top of the net to put C-N up 2-0 at the break.
Carson-Newman added a trio of goals in the second half as Howell scored on a penalty kick and off the assist from Brooke Eham, and Whitney Curtis placed in the final point of the match at the 71:40 mark off the assist from Raquel Pimentel.
The Tornados had one final opportunity to get on the board late in the match as Graham launched a shot with 82:23 on the clock, but it was turned aside by Crum to keep the shutout intact.
Brevard returns home and remains in South Atlantic Conference action this week as they welcome Lenoir-Rhyne University to the friendly confines of the BC Soccer Field. Kickoff between the Tornados and the Bears is set for 4 p.m.