Brevard, N.C. - Despite being outshot 26-8, the Brevard College women’s soccer team was not deterred as they picked up the program’s first South Atlantic Conference victory on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornados won 2-0 as they played host to the visiting Pioneers of Tusculum College. Brevard is now 3-5-1 on the season and improved to 1-1-0 in conference play after picking up their first SAC win.
The first goal of the game didn’t come until the 31:43 mark when Lindsay Pritchard (Lexington, N.C.) took a free kick just inside of midfield. Her kicked soared through the air and was out of jumping reach of the Tusculum keeper. It was Pritchard’s first goal of the season, making the game 1-0 which is where the score stayed until halftime.
The Tornados took their time in the second half and struck again in the 79th minute when Nikki Peacock (Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada) used a header to beat the Pioneer’s keeper. Peacock’s goal came off of a free kick, but was set up by a pair of headers. Carolyn Anderson (Decatur, Ga.) passed the ball off of her head to Chelsea Freeman (Charlotte, N.C) who passed it off her noggin to Peacock. It was Peacock’s first goal of the season and it gave Brevard the final 2-0 edge.
Brittany Webster (Stafford, Va.) played the entire game in goal for the Tornados. She was shelled with 26 shots by the Pioneers, but was up to the task, not allowing a goal in the contest. Webster made 10 saves on the day for Brevard.
The women head back to the pitch on Friday when they travel to Mars Hill. Their game is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Mars Hill, N.C.