Nakanishi Scores her first goal of season in 2-1 Loss to Emmanuel

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BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College women’s soccer team scored first, but eventually fell to Emmanuel College, 2-1, on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference play at Brevard Soccer Field. The Tornados fall to 3-6 while the Lions improve to 2-5.

Kimiko Nakanishi scored her first goal of the season for the Tornados while Hunter Denny provided the assist for the team’s only tally. Jocelyn Springer made two saves in net in a losing effort for Brevard, which had a 16-10 advantage in shots, including 10-4 in the second frame and a 14-3 edge in corner kicks.

Ellie Chapman and Noel Samples each scored for the Lions. Marina Eisenhut made six saves in net for Emmanuel to pick up her second win of the season.

Nakanishi gave the Tornados a 1-0 lead at 10:03 of the match. Denny sent a ball into the middle and Nakanishi settled it with a touch and then fired into the net. Lizzie Graham tried to extend the lead 5:11 later but her shot was stopped by Eisenhut.

The Lions evened the game following foul against Brevard in the 24th minute. On a set piece, Emma Tamblyn passed the ball wide to the near side and Kelly Hall sent a cross into the middle of the box with Chapman putting a touch on the ball to put it by Springer.

Anita Maryskova attempted to give the Tornados the lead at 48:28 following a corner kick but her header went into the hands of Eisenhut to keep the score even. Brevard went on to take five shots between the 55th minute and the 76th minute but only one of them landed on net and it was saved by the Lions keeper.

Emmanuel took the lead for good at 77:44. Hall’s shot four seconds before was blocked by a Tornado defender but Sample was able to find the loose ball and burry it in the back of the net to give the Lions a 2-1 advantage.

The Tornados tried to tie the game but only one shot in the last 12 minutes went on net and they couldn’t get a scoring change on two corner kicks in the last 1:49 of the game.

Brevard is next in action on Saturday, October 4 as it travels to Harrogate, Tennessee to face Lincoln Memorial University for a 1 p.m. South Atlantic Conference match.

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