Tornados force overtime in loss to Newberry

Box Score

NEWBERRY, S.C. – A late goal from Anita Maryskova gave Brevard College’s women’s soccer team new life, but the Tornados could not defeat Newberry in overtime losing 2-1. With the loss Brevard falls to 5-8-1, 2-7 in the South Atlantic Conference.

This marks the first time the Tornados were able to force Newberry into overtime. Brevard has yet to best the Wolves since joining the conference in 2008.

With time running out and the team trailing 1-0, Brevard was rewarded a free kick off a Newberry (4-8-2, 3-6 SAC) foul. Maryskova took the free kick and blasted the ball past the goalie for the equalizing goal with 2:40 left in regulation.

Maryskova cracked the top 10 of the NCAA era record book for points in a season with nine, while her 14 career points puts her in a tie for fifth. The junior has four goals this season and six in her BC career, both ranking in the top five in the record books.

The Wolves tried to prevent overtime with a late attack, but Jocelyn Springer was able to keep the score knotted with a save.

In overtime, Brevard put together the first offensive strike setting up Kathleen Gant for the game winner which went wide right. Newberry countered the attempt, pushing the ball into the attacking third where Michelle Calmeyn scored her second goal of the contest and ended the match in the 93rd minute.

Calmeyn’s first goal came just before halftime, as Erika Lunch lobbed the ball over Springer’s head setting up the easy score.
Springer matched her season-best with eight saves in the overtime loss.

Offensively, Maryskova and Megan Shina paced the attack with two shots apiece, both on target. Sarah Fonger also got a shot on goal with Gant taking one opportunity.

Brevard is back in action on Saturday, Oct. 24 when they travel to 24th-ranked Carson-Newman, match is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

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