Season ends on senior dayOctober 31, 2015
BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s team concluded the 2015 season on Saturday afternoon, falling to Queens University 2-0. Brevard ends the campaign with a 4-10-2 overall record and 2-9 in South Atlantic Conference play.
Prior to kickoff, Brevard honored the senior class of Currin Sessions, Sarah Fonger, Katherine Nickels, Shannon Bava, Kimiko Nakanishi and Kelsi Pratt. The seniors have played crucial roles to the soccer programs positive progression, providing leadership and experience all over the pitch.
Since the 2012 season, the freshman year of the 2015 senior class, Brevard has allowed the fewest goals and shots on goal in any four year span since joining the NCAA in 2008. Over the past three seasons, the Tornados have not allowed 40 plus goals or forced the goalkeeper to make over 90 saves, the only times either of those feats have happened in the NCAA era. The defense matched the NCAA era record for most shutouts in 2014 with four, and repeated that this year. The eight over the past two seasons is the most in any consecutive seasons for Brevard.
After fending off a strong offensive start by Queens (10-5-2, 8-2-1 SAC), with four shots on target in the opening 10 minutes, the visitors broke the scoreless tie in the 20th minute off an unassisted goal from Charlotte Ring. After intercepting a pass from Brevard, the Royals tried for its second goal in as minutes with a blast but Jocelyn Springer was able to dive for the save.
Queens scored the final goal of the match off a header from Diamond Russos, getting the feed off a corner kick cross from Ashley Osiecki.
Sessions ends her career making her 65th appearance, cracking the top 5 of the NCAA era record book. Throughout her four years at Brevard, she has logged 4687 minutes on the field, also ranking in the top five.
Fonger and Nickels both leave having contributed six goals in their respected careers for 12 points, ranking in the top 10 of the NCAA era record book. Fonger ends with a career point average of .32 which also finishes in the top 10 while her two game-winning goals tied the record.
As a unit, the team allowed the least amount of goals in NCAA era history only allowing 1.31 per contest and the least amount of shots on goal. Springer had the highest save percentage in the NCAA era, saving .794 percent of the shots.
Anita Maryskova led the offense with five goals and one assist for 11 points, the points and goal totals both rank in the top five of the NCAA era record book. Her two shots per game and 1.06 shots on goal per game were second and third in their categories.