Brevard drops opener to King

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BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Brevard College women’s soccer team dropped its season opener to King University 5-0, on Thursday afternoon at Parks Field.

The Tornado, who advanced to the Conference Carolina Tournament semifinal last season, move to 1-0 on the season while BC drops to 0-1.

Rachel Thorpe scored twice in the first half for the Tornado, first in the 15th minute and again in the 18th minute to give her team a 2-0 lead. Miranda Smith scored her first career goal late in the second half to make it 3-0 and Thorpe completed the hat trick 35 seconds into the second half. Smith tallied her second goal of the game in the 60th minute to complete the scoring.

King outshot BC 17-4. Tornados goalkeeper Jocelyn Springer made two saves in net, while King’s Olivia Drake played the final 13:39 without facing a shot and Nicole Dagher turned away one shot in her 76 minutes in goal.

Jasmine Verbruggen led the Tornados with three shots on the evening, including one on frame, while three King players launched at least four shots. King notched five assists on its five goals.

BC returns to action on Saturday for its home opener to take on Shorter at 1:30 p.m. at Brevard Soccer Field in Brevard, N.C.

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