Tuesday, September 24, 2013


BC looks to snap a three-match losing skid

 The Brevard College women’s soccer team hits the road once again to battle Newberry in a South Atlantic Conference match Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Smith Road Complex in Newberry, S.C.

• The Tornados are amidst a road trip that includes five of six away from home. BC has won more games this season (three) than it did all of last year (two), but has suffered three consecutive losses.

• On Saturday, BC’s rally fell short in its SAC opener against Queens while the Tornados dropped a 3-2 decision. BC freshman Kaitlin Burns netted her first collegiate goal in the 41st minute to tie the match at 1, but Queens scored in the 54th and 82nd minute to extend its lead to 3-1. However, Yuki Soga headed in her team-high third goal of the year in the 83rd minute, but the Royals defense staved off a late charge to claim the victory.

• Head Coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara’s team has scored as many goals this year (10) as it did all of last season.

• Burns paces the squad with 10 shots while 14 Tornados have taken a shot on the year. Soga and Katherine Nickels sit second with seven apiece.

• Newberry is 3-2, 1-1 SAC on the season and has lost consecutive 2-1 decisions. The Wolves won their first three matches via shutout while playing four of their first five games on the road. Newberry has scored five goals in the second half compared to two in the first.

• The Wolves offense will be led by Gabrielle Brodie, Ashley Reetz and Breanna Naranjo. Brodie is tied for the team lead in shots (14) while pacing the squad with four assists. Reetz is tied for the team lead with two goals while accumulating 14 shots while Naranjo has scored twice and amassed 13 shots.

• This marks the sixth consecutive season that the teams have met while Newberry has won the last five meetings. The Wolves have blanked the Tornados in three of those encounters including a 1-0 decision last year.