Brevard, N.C. - The Brevard College women’s soccer team fell behind early and was unable to rebound to defeat the visiting Eagles of Carson-Newman. The final tally was 6-1 in the match, as Brevard falls to 3-11-1 on the season and 1-6 in South Atlantic Conference matches this season.
Morgan Gruenenfelder scored the first goal of the match at the 6:18 mark when she beat the defense off of a pass from Haley Julian, giving her a breakaway. She was able to put it past the Brevard keeper giving the Eagles an early 1-0 lead.
Julian was able to find the net herself as well when she took a shot the floated through the air just out of reach of the keeper at 34:09, which put Carson-Newman on top 2-0. Maleya Garrison added the Eagles third and final goal of the half when she found the back of the goal with just under six minutes remaining in the half. The score remained 3-0 as it went into half-time.
The Tornados came out flying in the second half and were able to score in the first three minutes as Bailey Varley (Concord, N.C.) took a cross pass from Elena Crowe (Candler, N.C.) in the box and beat the Carson-Newman keeper making it 3-1. It was Varley’s fourth goal of the year.
The Eagles were able to return-fire, however with three more goals in the second half. Andrea Saevik was able to put one in on a direct kick from 20 yards out. Tremma Howell scored the final two goals that put Carson-Newman up 6-1, which was the final tally in the match.
Brittany Webster (Stafford, Va.) started the match for Brevard and was showered by 12 shots in the first half before being relieved by Crissy Moran (Franklin County, Va.) in the second half. Moran was pelted by 16 shots in the final 45 minutes of play.
The Tornados were outshot 28-14 and were awarded with just two corners while Carson-Newman took eight of their own.
The Brevard women will take the field again on Saturday, October 23rd when they play host to the Wolves of Newberry. It is senior day for the women as they play in their final home contest of the 2010 season at 1 p.m. at the Brevard College Soccer Field.