Tornados edged by nationally-ranked Carson-NewmanOctober 24, 2015
JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – Brevard College’s women’s soccer team concluded its road schedule on Saturday afternoon with a matchup against 24th-ranked Carson-Newman, falling to the home side 2-0. With the loss, Brevard drops to 4-9-1 overall and 2-8 in South Atlantic Conference play.
Brevard got the first quality shot off in the match, as Hinako Omizu fired a shot that forced the goalkeeper to dive for the save in the 13th minute. Carson-Newman countered with a shot on target of their own, eventually putting one past Jocelyn Springer in the 32nd minute.
After the intermission, Brevard managed to get the ball into the attacking third and giving Shannon Bava a shot at goal in the 48th minute, but the goalie was able to snatch it. After a tightly contested second half, the Eagles added an extra goal in the 84th minute to seal the deal. Megan Shina took the ball from midfield following the goal and tried to make it a one goal affair, but her shot attempt was saved.
Springer recorded eight saves for the second-consecutive match, giving her 153 in her career. She is the third goal since Brevard joined the NCAA back in 2008 to eclipse 150 saves over a career.
Along with Omizu, Bava and Shina, Katherine Nickels also took a shot for Brevard, who were outshot 26-4 in the match.
The Tornados open up the final week of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 27 when they host Converse at 4 p.m.