Early goal leads Brevard to victory over Erskine

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BREVARD, N.C. – A goal in the third minute of play was all that was needed for Brevard College’s women’s soccer team, as they bested Erskine College 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Tornados improve to 4-6-1 overall.

Brevard has played against Erskine every year since the 2010 season, going 4-1-1 having won the past three outings.

Sarah Fonger got the game-winning tally, her second such of the season, as she got the feed from Caroline David for the easy tap in. It is her third goal of the season, the second time in her BC career that she has recorded three goals in a season. Her 12 career points tie Anita Maryskova for most on the active team.

Brevard got its second quality shot in the 32nd minute, as Maryskova blasted a shot from the top of box only to be saved from Ashton Burgess. Before the intermission, both Kaylee Smith and Lynsy Snapp took their first collegiate shot attempts, landing on target but saved by Erskine’s goalkeeper.

In the second half, the Tornados only got one shot on goal, with Maryskova’s attempt being saved by the goalie. In the final minute of play, Brevard got a foul, giving Erskine one last opportunity to tie the score. Jamie Morris took the kick which was easily stopped by Jocelyn Springer.

Springer now has 10 career victories, becoming just the second Tornados to reach double digit wins since Brevard joined the NCAA in 2008. She has the lowest career goals-against average at 1.87 with eight of her 10 wins coming via shutouts.

Maryskova paced the offense with three shots, two on goal. Fonger, Snapp and Smith all had one shot on target while David, Alyssa Bois, Shannon Bava and Alex Perri all recorded attempts.

South Atlantic Conference play resumes for BC on Friday, Oct. 16 when they host Lenoir-Rhyne at 1 p.m.

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