Hughes second half goal proves to be the differenceSeptember 1, 2016
BRISTOL, TENN. – The Brevard College Women’s Soccer program captured their first victory of the 2016 season, edging out King University by a final of 1-0 as sophomore midfielder Ashley Hughes (Charlotte, N.C.) netted the first Tornado goal of the season in the 73rd minute to give Brevard their first opening game win, since beating King back on September 5, 2013 in Brevard, N.C.
Hughes broke a scoreless tie at the 73:36 mark as she played a quick combination play with teammate Ashley Mevoli (St. Petersburg, Fla.) that allowed the Charlotte, N.C. native to get in behind the Tornado centerback which allowed the sophomore to slot the ball past the King goalkeeper Nicole Dagher.
Brevard’s lone goal proved to be the difference in the contest as strong goaltending play from Elise Youmans (West Hartford, Conn.) and Laurel Neuzil (Loudon, Tenn.) stifled the Tornado attack. King managed to fire off nine shots on the afternoon with four finding their mark but the duo of Youmans and Neuzil managed to turn away a pair of shots apiece to hold on for the win
The Tornados out shot King on the afternoon as the club collected 11 total shots and five shots on goal as the trio of Hughes, senior Anita Maryskova (Liberec, Czech Republic) and junior Sydney Alencewicz (Ocoee, Fla.) passed the Brevard attach with a pair of shots apiece while five other Tornados put up shot attempts.
Brevard will look to make it two in a row on the young season September 6 as they travel to the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg, S.C. as they host Oglethorpe for a 3:30 p.m. show down.