Brevard can't overcome second half surge from Anderson

Box Score

BREVARD, N.C. – A pair of goals from Adoia Agirre, the NCAA Division II leader, was too much for Brevard College’s women’s soccer team to handle as they lost to Anderson 2-0 at home on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in a South Atlantic Conference match. Brevard is now 2-3-1 overall and 1-2 in league play.

In a matchup that pitted the top defense in the SAC versus its most potent offense, Brevard managed to hold the Trojans to only 11 shots, well below their 27.8 average. The two goals scored for Anderson was below par for the Trojans, who came into the contest averaging 4.8 per game which ranked second in Division II.

Goalkeeper Jocelyn Springer made BC history in the fifth minute of action as she stopped a shot from Anderson’s Kanzie Van Heusen for her 100th career save, becoming just the third Tornado since Brevard joined the NCAA to eclipse triple digit saves. She deflected the visitors’ second attempt late in the 16th minute before the rebound shot went over the goal.

Brevard got its first shot of the afternoon in the 42nd minute, after an Anita Maryskova shot went above the goal. After recovering the goal kick, Alyssa Bois drove down the field with the ball and fired a shot from the wing, which went left of the goal.

In the 47th minute, Anderson found the back of the net as a deflected shot found its way to Agirre who blasted the ball for her 11th goal of the season. A similar situation erupted in the 55th minute as a Trojan took a shot; this time blocked by a Tornado defender, and then got the Agirre in the same location for a safety goal.

Katlin Burns tried to start a BC rally following the second goal, creating an opening a taking a shot on target but Abby Helm was there to keep the royal blue and white scoreless. In the final minute of play, Hinako Omizu put up one final shot but it too was saved by the goalkeeper.

Brevard returns to action on Friday, Sept. 25 when they take on Mars Hill on the road.

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