Brevard falls to Converse

Box Score

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Tuesday night’s mid-week game did not go in the Tornados’ favor, as Brevard (5-9-1, 0-7 SAC) lost to Converse College (7-5-1) 3-0 in a non-conference game.

The Valkyries got things going in the first eight minutes of the game as Claudia Coffin threw the ball in to connect with Nicole Doolittle who sent the ball to the far post for the first goal of the game. Converse would go onto score again in the first half, as Claudia Coffin would get a deflection off a Mariah Elliott shot, to send the ball to the far post. The Valkyries would go into halftime with a 2-0 lead. Shortly into the second half, Mariah Elliot would earn her second assist of the game, as she passed the ball off to Nicole Doolittle who would break away from the defense to score the third goal of the game.

Converse would have a 25-4 shot advantage over Brevard. Midfielder, Claudia Coffin would lead the Valkyries with five shots for the day. Nicole Doolittle, Anyah Preston and Sara Dorsett would all finish with four shots apiece. Brevard was led by Sophomore, Caroline David (Charlotte, N.C.) who had half of the Tornados’ shots, both being on-goal. Ashley Hughes (Charlotte, N.C.) and Megan Shina (Jamestown, N.C.) would each add a shot.

Elise Youmans (West Hartford, Conn.) started in goal for the Tornados and finished the day with seven saves while giving up three goals.

The Tornados will return to conference play this weekend as they travel to Hickory, N.C. to take on Lenoir Rhyne, Saturday, Oct. 15 beginning at 5 pm.

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