Tornados swept away by Tusculum, 5-1
Harris scores consolation goal
Greeneville, Tenn. - The Brevard College Women's Soccer team was defeated by Tusculum College, 5-1, Saturday in South Atlantic Conference action. The loss drops Brevard to 4-6, 0-3 in SAC play, while the Lady Pioneers improve to 5-3-1, 2-0 in conference action.
Tusculum waited until the 9th minute to unleash a scoring barrage on the Tornados. Danielle Tanner (Toronto, Ontario), executed a beautiful solo move, freeing herself from a BC defender and bending a shot past Tornado keeper Sydney Douglas (Houston, Tex.) to make the score 1-0. The goal was Tanner's 11th of the still-young season, and she wasn't done assaulting the scoreboard.
Kelly Barron (Cincinnati, Ohio) was the next Lady Pioneer to cross the scoring threshold. Barron possessed a through ball from Courtney Turner (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) in the 33rd minute and buried a shot into the upper left corner of the goal to push the lead to 2-0.
The final first-stanza goal came from Devan McIntyre (Greeneville, Tenn.), the first of the season for the hometown product. After teammate and fellow Michelle Meade (Greeneville, Tenn.) clanked a shot off the crossbar, McIntyre collected the rebound and calmly drilled a shot into the top third of the goal, sending the teams to the intermission with Tusculum up 3-0.
Barron poured in on in the 58th minute, scoring her second goal of the match after Tanner's shot bounced off the post. The goal was Barron's ninth of the year and made the score 4-0.
Tanner's 58th minute shot might have just missed, but she completed her brace in the 65th minute off another fantastic feed from Meade. The goal gave Tanner an even dozen in 2008, and bumped the tally to 5-0.
Brevard's consolation goal came in the 73rd minute from Kelly Harris (Hendersonville, N.C.). After a Tusculum clearance went over the end line, the Tornados were awarded a corner kick, which Harris elected to take. The perfectly-struck ball flew over the heads of the players in the box and bounced untouched into the goal, making the score 5-1, the final tally.
Harris' goal was the only one of Brevard's three shots to be on target. Tusculum launched 28 shots, 11 of which were on goal. Douglas made five saves in the first half, and substitute keeper Jordan Box (Hoover, Ala.) stopped one shot in the second.
The Lady Pioneers will travel to rival Carson-Newman on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. match. Brevard will try to avoid a third straight loss when they travel to Belmont Abbey Monday. First kick is set for 4 p.m.