Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College men’s soccer team opened up their 2008 South Atlantic Conference play on Wednesday afternoon, falling to Newberry College 6-1 at the Brevard College Soccer Field.
The loss drops the Tornados to 0-4-1 on the season and 0-1 in the South Atlantic Conference, while Newberry improves to 1-3 and 1-0 in the conference.
On a very humid and overcast afternoon that saw a few drops of rain throughout the contest, the offenses of both teams came out shooting as the two teams combined to take 21 shots in the opening half.
Newberry got on the board first, as in the 13th minute of play Scott Busbee put a line-drive shot off a corner kick by Trey Boyd, past the diving BC keeper Jerry Hatsady, and into the back of the net to put Newberry up 1-0.
In the 21st minute, Newberry added a second goal when Lucas Noboa chipped the ball over the BC defense where Nathan Arroyo received the pass in front of the goal all alone and put a shot into the goal to put Newberry up 2-0.
The score would remain at 2-0 over the next 24 minutes of play, putting the score at 2-0 heading into the halftime break. For the half, the Tornados fired of 10 shots putting five of those on goal, but were unable to find the back of the net for a score.
In the second half, Newberry doubled the lead as Boyd and Debola Ogunseye scored back to back goals, Boyd’s in the 62nd minute and Ogunseye’s in the 63rd, to put the score at 4-0. Ogunseye scored again, this time unassisted, at the 67:23 mark to put Newberry up 5-0.
The Tornados did not give in, as freshman sensation Miika Kastarinen received a pass from Henri Erti and put a shot over the outstretched hands of Newberry goalkeeper Will Dieterich to put BC on the board and spoil the shutout for Newberry. The goal was Kastarinen’s fourth on the season, which leads the Tornados.
Newberry’s Ryan Fielden added a late goal off of the right side of the box to put the visitors up 6-1, which proved to be the final score at the end of the game.
BC keeper Hatsady had nine saves for the match, as he faced 26 shots for the game with 16 of those on goal.
The Tornados were outshot 26-18 for the game, with 15 of Newberry’s shots coming in the second half.
Brevard will next be in action on Saturday, September 13, when the Tornados will step out of SAC play to travel to Misenheimer, N.C. to face off with the Falcons of Pfeiffer University. The first kick is slated for 2 p.m. Newberry will be in action on Saturday as well, as they will travel to USC Aiken for a 7 p.m. contest.