Belmont, N.C. - Jamie Bundy and Althea Dunn both recorded shots on goal and challenged the Belmont Abbey goalkeeper early, but the Crusaders broke open a close contest with three second half goals as the Tornados fell in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon, 4-0.
Bundy recorded the first shot on goal for the Tornados (2-9), firing on the net at the 13:58 mark, but Hannah Kohls turned the shot away to keep the game scoreless. Rebecca Mateo quickly put the Crusaders (5-6) on the board less than seven minutes later as she placed the ball in the goal off the rebound from Connie Axiotis’ shot to give Belmont Abbey the lead at the 20:06 mark.
Brevard attempted to tie the match in the 34th minute as Allie Hovis lined up a shot on goal, but her attempt sailed wide right as the teams went into the half with the score remaining at 1-0.
The Crusaders took over in the second half, launching 16 shots in the period, but BC goalkeeper Crissy Moran nearly proved up to the task with seven saves in the period. However, shots by Carly Kensinger, Mateo and Alana Ryczek found the back of the net as Belmont Abbey built a 4-0 advantage.
Dunn gave the Tornados one last chance to get on the scoreboard in the closing minutes of the match, launching a shot at the 88:54 mark, but the ball was tracked down by Kohls as Brevard fell on Tuesday afternoon, 4-0.
Brevard remains on the road as they return to South Atlantic Conference competition as they travel to Wingate, N.C. to take on Wingate University. Kickoff between the Tornados and the Bulldogs is set for 2 p.m.