Brevard outshoots Lions in losing effortSeptember 25, 2015
MARS HILL, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s soccer took as many shots on target as Mars Hill’s overall shot output, but none of the Tornados attempts could get past the goalkeeper in a 2-0 setback. With the loss Brevard falls to 2-4-1 overall and 1-3 in South Atlantic Conference play.
The two goals allowed were the least that Brevard has allowed to the Lions (1-7, 1-3 SAC) in Mars Hill since a 1-0 loss in the inaugural conference matchup between the teams in the 2008 season.
Brevard had a plethora of early opportunities to get on the scoreboard, with three strikes in the opening 10 minutes. Katlin Burns blasted a shot in the opening minute on goal and another one in the fifth minute with both being stopped by Maslyn Greene. Anita Marykova got the next chance for the royal blue and white in the seventh minute of play, with a shot going wide.
A corner kick opportunity for Brevard in the 23rd minute created another opportunity to take the lead, but the shot from Hughes went wide. Sarah Fonger got the final shot on goal in the half but was denied the goal by Greene.
Brevard has not allowed a goal in the opening half in its past five games, last allowing a goal in the first 45 minutes versus King in a 1-1 draw.
Mars Hill broke the scoreless tie in the 63rd minute after the feed from Hannah Russell found Jordan Allan who put the ball past Springer. Following a shot from Megan Shina in the 76th minute, the Lions quickly orchestrated a counter strike with Breona Tate maneuvering past the Brevard defensive line and scoring an unassisted goal.
Brevard outshot Mars Hill 26-16, 16-8 in shots on goal. The 26 shots is the second-most this season and ties a 2008 match with Converse College as the sixth most attempts since joining the NCAA. Burns, Maryskova and Fonger all had five shots, each tied for ninth in the NCAA era, with a combined 12 on goal. Ashley Hughes, Alyssa Bois, Shannon Bava and Shina all put pressure on the home goalkeeper with shots on target.
Springer stopped a season-high six shots in the loss.
Brevard takes a hiatus from conference as they travel to Georgia on Tuesday to take on Emmanuel, match is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
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