Anderson Rallies Late to Top Tornados, 2-1

Box Score

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Brevard College women’s soccer team scored early but it wasn’t enough as the team fell to Anderson University, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Trojan Stadium in South Atlantic Conference (SAC) action. The Tornados fall to 3-11 overall and 1-8 while the Trojans improve to 5-8-1 and 3-5-1.

Anita Maryskova tallied her first collegiate goal for the Tornados while Shannon Bava dished out her team leading second assist of the year. Jocelyn Springer matched her season-high, turning away seven shots, in the loss.

Faith Johannes scored twice for the Trojans while Jaclyn Kubiak and Mariana Poveda each had an assist. Sadie Lancaster did not make a save in net, while earning the victory.

Maryskova’s marker in the 12th minute gave the Tornados a 1-0 lead. Bava sent a ball into the box on a corner kick and Maryskova headed it to the left side of the net.

The Trojans looked to tie the game on multiple occasions but three saves by Springer and four blocked shots helped Brevard hold onto the 1-0 lead. Sydney Alencewicz had a chance to extend the lead in the 36th minute but her shot hit the post.

Anderson came out in the second half with heavy pressure, firing of six shots, before Johannes scored the equalizer at 61:10. Following a corner kick by Poveda, Johannes headed the cross that went by Springer to get the Trojans on the board.

The Tornados attempt to take the lead in the second half came in the 59th minute by Alexis Griffis but it went wide of the net. Anderson again pressured the Tornados and took the lead with 4:13 left in the game. Kubiaks’ shot hit the cross bar but Johannes was there for the rebound and got her second tally of the day to give the Trojans a 2-1 advantage.

Griffis had one more chance to equalize the game with 2:19 left following an Anderson foul, but her free kick attempt went to the right of the net.

Brevard returns to action tomorrow night at 7 p.m. to face off against division I opponent, Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The Tornados then return home on Saturday, October 25 when they host Mars Hill at 1 p.m.

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