Jenkins Leads Tornados by Carson Newman, 1-0, in SAC Play

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BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College women’s soccer team defeated Carson Newman University, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Brevard Soccer Field in South Atlantic Conference (SAC). With the win the Tornados improve to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the SAC.  The Eagles fall to 2-6 and 0-3.

The lone goal of the match came from Megan Jenkins for the Tornados while goalkeeper Jocelyn Springer stopped six shots en route to her second shutout of the season. Eagles keeper Katy Hill took the loss and had four saves.

Carson Newman had a slim 15-10 advantage in shots but Brevard had a 9-7 advantage in the second stanza, including the goal.

The Eagles pressured the Tornados early in the game, but their first two shots in net were denied by Springer. A shot by Maleya Garrison at 23:27 and then a shot by Mikayla Gregg at 24:30 were both by turned away to keep the game scoreless.

Garrison had a second attempt in the second stanza at 46:56 but her shot was blocked and then 39 seconds later a shot Nora Logan was pushed aside by Springer. The Tornados looked to take the lead in the 62nd minute but Kimiko Nakanishis’s close attempt was stopped by Hill and the rebound corralled by Shannon Bava went just wide of the net.

Jenkin’s tally came late in the game during the 77th minute when she beat two defenders down the right side of the field and as Hill charged her, Jenkins hit the ball towards the far post to give her team the 1-0 lead.

Hunter Denney looked to extend the Tornados lead when she got the ball near the box but her shot at 80:06 was saved by Hill. Springer turned away one more Eagle shot with 3:07 remaining in the game to hold on to the shutout.

The win was the first win for the Tornados in SAC play since September 28, 2010 when they defeated Tusculum College, 2-0, at home.
The Tornados return to action on Tuesday, September 30 as they host Emmanuel College in non-conference action at 2 p.m.

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