Tornados Fall to Second Regionally-Ranked Opponent in Tusculum, 4-0October 8, 2014
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Brevard College women’s soccer dropped its second straight game to a regionally-ranked opponent, losing to Tusculum College, 4-0, on Wednesday evening in South Atlantic Conference (SAC) action at Pioneers Field. The Tornados fall to 3-8 overall and 1-5 in the SAC while the Pioneers, who are ranked 10th in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Southeast poll, improve to 8-3-1 and 4-1.
Jocelyn Springer started the game for the Tornados in net and had five saves in 29:01 of playing time in a losing effort. Courtney Perkins made her collegiate debut in goal, playing the remainder of the game and stopped one shot.
Payton Dehart led the Pioneers with a goal and an assist while Shannele Sunderland and Olivia Kilgore also tallied. Courtney Hackney contributed with two assists. Marissa Williams started the game in net and earned the win without making a save in 60:49 of action while Miriah Martin played the rest of the game and had to stop two Tornado shots.
Tusculum jumped out to an early lead as Sunderland scored her fifth goal of the year in 8th minute. Dehart and Hackney got the assists. The Pioneers continued to pressure Brevard as Springer turned away two shots following their first tally.
Tusculum added to its lead at 19:09 as Dehart fired a shot over the reach of Springer from 15 yards out for a 2-0 lead. Hackney contributed with her second assist of the game.
The Tornados only shot in the first half, taken by Alexis Griffis in the 23th minute, was blocked.
The Pioneers were given a goal that went off a Brevard player to extend their lead to 3-0 in the 56th minute, and then made it 4-0 on a penalty kick taken by Kilgore at 63:58.
Brevard’s offense had five shots in the second half but only two of them were on net and were both saved by Martin. Anita Maryskova led the Tornados, who were outshot 16-6, with three shots while Griffis, Kathleen Gant, and Hunter Denney each had a shot. Gant’s and Denney’s were the only ones that landed on target.
The Tornados return to action on Saturday, October 11 as they host the Bulldogs of Wingate University at 1:30 p.m. at Brevard Soccer Field.