Friday, September 27, 2013


The two squads played to a 1-1 tie last year

The Brevard College women’s soccer team wraps up a long road trip when it travels to Carson-Newman to battle the Eagles in South Atlantic Conference play Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. in Jefferson City, Tenn.

• The Tornados conclude a road swing of 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 four consecutive losses.

• On Wednesday, BC dropped its second consecutive one-goal loss, this time falling victim to Newberry, 1-0. The Wolves Brayden Miller scored the games’ lone goal in the 42nd minute when her shot ricocheted off the post and into the net. BC’s Alyssa Bois put two shots on goal to pace the Tornado offense.

• Head Coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara’s team has scored as many goals this year (10) as it did all of last season. The Tornados are 3-0 when producing double-digit shots and 0-4 when held to single digits in the category.

• Kaitlin Burns paces the squad with 10 shots while 14 Tornados have taken a shot on the year. Katherine Nickels sits second with eight while Yuki Soga, Sarah Fonger and Megan Jenkins are third with seven a piece. Soga leads the team in goals (three) and points (seven).  

• Carson-Newman is 2-2-1, 1-1 SAC and stepped out of conference play and defeated King, 3-1, Wednesday. The Eagles are winless (0-2-1) at home while their road record is unblemished (2-0). Carson-Newman is on a two-match win streak with both games resulting in a 3-1 score. The Eagles have been outscored 8-4 in the first half, but hold a 6-2 advantage in the final 45.

• The Eagles offense is paced by Danna Stringle and Gabrielle Gianeselli. The duo is tied for the team lead in goals (two) while Stringle has accumulated 15 shots and Gianeselli has 13. Opponents hold a 23-6 on corner kicks against the Eagles.

• BC is winless in its last six matches against Carson-Newman dating back to 2008. However, the teams battled to a 1-1 tie last season. The Eagles have scored at least five goals on three occasions during the stretch and has blanked the Tornado offense three times.