Women's soccer falls in physical season opener

Tigerville, S.C. – The 2015 season began for the Brevard women’s soccer team on Thursday, September 3, with a 1-0 defeat to the University of North Greenville in Tigerville, S.C.
Brevard outshot the Crusaders 14-7 with a 6-4 advantage in shots on goal.

Jocelyn Springer started in goal for Brevard and saved three shots in the match.

The Tornados put pressure on North Greenville early in the contest, getting a shot on goal in the 10th minute from Hinako Omizu. Carolina David had her chance to put Brevard up one in the 24th minute after a wide shot from Sarah Fonger left the goal open. A Crusader defender managed to block the initial attempt, allowing the goalkeeper to get back in position for the save. With less than six minutes remaining before halftime North Greenville scored on a one-on-one opportunity for the go ahead score.

Following the intermission, both sides matched wits for a standstill in the first 10 minutes. In the 58th minute, Kathleen Gant took the first shot for either side in the half, going left of the goal. In the final five minutes of the match Brevard put together one final assault, getting three quality shots on goal. Fonger took the first shot which went right of the goal, followed by Katherine Nickels whose shot was barely saved by the opposing goalkeeper. Alyssa Bois took the final shot of the game with less than two minutes left, but the goalkeeper was able to save it as well.

David and Fonger led the Brevard attack with three shots apiece, with David having a team-best two shots on goal. Anita Maryskova was the only other Tornado to record multiple shots.

Brevard opens the home schedule on Saturday, September 5, when they host King University at 2 p.m. Live stat link can be found at bctornados.com

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