Late rally falls short for BrevardOctober 7, 2015
BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s soccer team was able to cut their deficit in half with a late goal, but couldn’t produce an equalizer in a 3-2 loss to Tusculum on Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, the Tornados fall to 3-5-1 overall and 2-4 in South Atlantic Conference play.
Alyssa Bois brought life back to the home team in the 89th minute as she maneuvered past the Pioneer defense and placed the ball in the back of the net to make it a one goal contest at 3-2. Brevard tried to push the ball down the field for one final strike, but the physical play drew a foul giving the ball to Tusculum.
In the 30th minute Brevard was able to take its’ only lead of the match off a free kick opportunity, where Anita Maryskova took the opportunity and blasted the ball for the first goal of the match. It’s her third goal of the season and second in as many games. With seven points this season, she becomes the leader in career points on the active team with 12 in her two years with the royal blue and white.
It is just the second time since Brevard joined the conference that they were able to score multiple goals on Tusculum (4-5, 3-2 SAC), with the only other time coming in a 2-0 victory in the 2010 season. The offense has scored multiple goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season and currently is averaging 2.89 points per game, on pace for the third-highest in NCAA history.
Shortly after the opening goal, Tusculum got an opportunity of its’ own as the Tornados got a hand ball penalty inside the box, awarding the visitors with a penalty kick in the 32nd minute. Katja Anderson took advantage of the PK to knot the score up 1-1.
In the second half, Tusculum took the lead off a corner kick cross from Olivia Kilgore to Carlie Thornber who put the shot past Jocelyn Springer in the 64 th minute. The eventual game-winning goal game in the 79th minute as another corner kick set up the score, this time Alex Valeri crossing it into the box where Coneisha Waugh headed it in.
Along with Maryskova and Bois, Shannon Bava, Alex Perri and Katlin Burns all took shots on target with Bava and Maryskova having a team-high two shots each. Kimiko Nakanishi also took a shot in the match, hitting the post.
Springer managed to stop five shots from Tusculum while surrendering three goals.
Brevard returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 10 when they travel to 11th-ranked Wingate on ESPN3 at 5 p.m.
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