Brevard shuts out Catawba for SAC victory

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MARS HILL, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s soccer team’s stingy defense got back on track on Sunday afternoon, as the Tornados shutout Catawba 2-0 in a South Atlantic Conference bout at Mars Hill. With the win BC improves to 3-4-1, 2-3 in league play.

Anita Maryskova ignited the offense with a career-high three points coming off a goal and assist. With the goal, the junior cracked the top 10 in the NCAA era record book for career goals with four.

The win marks the first time that the women’s soccer team opened up the October schedule with a victory since joining the South Atlantic Coference.

After 36 minutes of scoreless play, the royal blue and white got on the scoreboard as a corner kick cross from Maryskova was placed perfectly for Kimiko Nakanishi to head the ball from inside the box for her first goal of the season.

Catawba (3-6, 2-3 SAC) had a chance to tie the match with a similar goal as BC, but the header attempt in the box was saved by a diving Jocelyn Springer.

Brevard added to the lead in the 65th minute, as Maryskova got a deep feed from Kathleen Gant close to the goal for an easy score.

In the final 10 minutes of play, Catawba picked up the offense and fired off four shots in an attempt to get back in the match. Springer was able to stop the lone shot on target in the span, with the other three going wide of the goal.

Springer earned the victory her goal, moving her closer to becoming just the second goalie to achieve 10 goals since Brevard joined the NCAA in 2008. Seven of her nine victories have been shutouts.

Brevard had more quality shots than the opposition, with an 8-5 advantage despite being outshot overall 16-11.

The Tornados are back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 7 when they host Tusculum in a league match at 1:30 p.m.

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