Tornados collide in women's soccer home opener

BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s women‘s soccer team played its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 5, hosting the King University Tornado and forcing a 1-1 draw. The match was ended early due to lighting in the area. With the tie BC concludes the opening weekend with a 0-1-1 record.

Anita Maryskova found the back of the net for Brevard’s first goal of the season in the 64th minute, as a cross pass from Caroline David found the junior right in front of the goal for the equalizer.

Brevard had opportunities to score the opening goal early in the contest, as Shannon Bava had a pair of shots that were deflected by the defense in the 11th minute. Two minutes later Kara Garrett of King scored to put the visitors up 1-0.

Katherine Nickels had a chance to knot the score in the 37th minute with a shot that got by the goalie, but she was called for offsides which canceled the shot. In the final five minutes before the intermission King got two shots off with Jocelyn Springer saving the one that was on target.

King continued the attack in the second half, getting two quick shots off. Springer was able to save the first one and got help from the defense who blocked the second. Brevard countered with another shot from Nickels, but the goalkeeper was able to stop the shot.

With 14:07 minutes left in regulation the game was suspended due to lightning in the area.

Five BC players recorded shots in the contest for a total of seven. Maryskova and Nickels were the only Tornados with shots on goal while Bava had the most overall attempts with three. Maryskova recorded her first goal of the season, third overall while with Brevard while David logged her first collegiate point with the assist.

Brevard continues the home stand with a match against Chowan on Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

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