Brevard burns Coker for first SAC win of season

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Hartsville, S.C. – Brevard College’s women’s soccer team picked up its first South Atlantic Conference win in record speed with a 2-0 shutout of Coker College on Saturday, Sept. 19. With the win Brevard improves to 2-2-1 overall and 1-1 in SAC play.

The conference win in its second game ties the 2010 season as the fasted BC has gotten its first SAC victory.

Brevard’s stingy defense continues its streak as they now have gone a NCAA era-best eight games without allowing more than one goal, dating back to last season. Coker (1-4, 0-2 SAC) has been a victim to the current streak twice.

Katlin Burns scored the go-ahead goal in the 56 minute after Alexis Griffis got by her defender, forcing Burns’ defender to draw closer leaving her open for the pass and shot.

The offense continued to attack following the goal, as Megan Shina got a shot on target two minutes later, saved by Shelby Middleton. Anita Maryskova got the rebound from the save and put up a shot of her own but it went off the post and away from the goal.

In the final minute of play, Sarah Fonger added a safety goal for Brevard as she got the pass from Griffis and proceeded to get the ball past the goalkeeper for her team-best second goal of the season.

A defensive opening 45 minutes left both sides with minimal attempts to take an advantage early on. Coker got the first shot off as Batavia Mata fired one wide in the 25th minute, and the royal blue and white countered with a shot on target from Shannon Bava in the following minute which was barely saved by Middleton. In the final minute of the half Burns was able to get past her defender and take a quality shot which was saved by Middleton keeping the game scoreless heading into the intermission.

Caroline David had a team-high three shots, with two on target. Maryskova and Burns also took multiple shots with both of Burns on goal.

Jocelyn Springer logged the complete game in goal, getting her second shutout of the year and sixth of her collegiate career. She is now tied for second in the NCAA era record book for most shutouts over a career.

This is the second-straight year that Brevard has defeated the Cobras. Brevard is 3-1 versus Coker since the Tornados joined Division II in 2008.

Brevard is back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 23 when they host Anderson at 2 p.m.

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