Jefferson City, Tenn. - The Tornados men’s soccer team came out gunning, attempting 10 shots in the opening period, but goals by Robert Hill and Tyson Adkinson gave the Eagles the edge as Brevard fell in their SAC opener against Carson-Newman, 2-0.
Tommi Rasinmaki and Alec Darcey combined for three shots in the first 12 minutes of the match for Brevard (0-4, 0-1 SAC), but were unable to find twine as the Eagles struck first at the 13:26 mark as Adkinson redirected Matt Craine’s free kick, heading the ball into the goal to put Carson-Newman up 1-0.
The Tornados continued peppering shots toward the net, with C-N goalkeeper Michael Alley making three saves in the opening 45 minutes, before the Eagles received an insurance goal by Hill as Joao Pedro Dowsley intercepted a BC pass, sending the ball to Hill who one-timed a shot into the back of the net at the 37:32 mark to put Carson-Newman up 2-0.
Darcey and Daniel Zambrano attempted to put the Tornados on the board, but Alley proved up to the task as the score heading into halftime remained 2-0 in the Eagles favor.
The Eagles retained possession throughout the majority of the second half, and shots by BC’s Adam Martin, Alejandro Rivillas and Jami Uuttu were unable to find pay dirt as the Tornados fell to Carson-Newman on Saturday afternoon, 2-0.
Brevard remains on the road next week as they step out of conference action for a make-up game against UNC Asheville on Monday, September 19th. Kickoff between the Tornados and the Bulldogs is set for 4 p.m.