JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.- Brevard College junior Megan Jenkins and freshman Kaitlin Burns notched goals while BC came from behind twice and played to a 2-2 tie against Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday evening in Jefferson City, Tenn.
The Tornados (3-4-1, 0-2-1 SAC) earned a crucial point in the conference standings while snapping a four-match losing skid and received outstanding play from goalkeeper Brittany Webster. The Eagles (2-2-2, 1-1-1 SAC) remain winless at home on the season and have scored multiple goals in their third consecutive game.
“I believe in this game our girls really showed their spirit. They never gave up on the game and we came from behind twice…I’m very proud of what these girls did,” said head coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara.
Neither team could muster many opportunities in the first half as the squads combined for eight shots and a save.
In the 52nd minute, Carson-Newman’s Sidnee Edwards cracked the scoreboard when she connected on a header following a corner kick from Gabrielle Gianeselli to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage.
However, BC responded quickly as Burns blasted a free kick from 25 yards out over the Eagles Tiarna McKenna to tie the match at 1 in the 54th minute.
Carson-Newman took the lead once again after Mikayla Gregg duplicated Edwards’ goal when she flicked in a header following a corner kick from Gianeselli in the 65th minute.
Once again, the Tornados overcame the deficit thanks to a gorgeous strike from Jenkins, who scored her first goal on the season, from 20 yards out in the 71st minute to tie it at 2.
“I saw she backed up and knew it was my chance for a 1-vs-1,” said Jenkins. “We have a lot of spirit and a lot of will and we won’t get down like we did in the past.”
BC dominated the first overtime session firing off four shots, but was unable to capitalize. Carson-Newman outshot BC, 20-14, including by a 14-5 advantage in the second half.
BC netminder Webster stonewalled seven shot while McKenna stopped two. The Eagles Danna Stringle led both teams with five shots.
The Tornados enjoy some time off and return to action Saturday, Oct. 5 when they welcome Lincoln Memorial for a conference match at 1:30 p.m. in Brevard, N.C.
Brevard College 3-4-1 (0-2-1 SAC) vs. Carson-Newman 2-2-2 (1-1-1 SAC)
Date: Sep 28, 2013 Attendance: 300
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Brevard College..... 0 2 0 0 - 2
Carson-Newman....... 0 2 0 0 - 2
1. 52:03 C-N Sidnee Edwards (3) (Gabrielle Gianeselli) - Headed goal by Sidnee Edwards from Gabby Gianaselli's corner*
2. 54:34 BC Kaitlin Burns (2) (unassisted) - Free kick goal in on the fly from 25 yards*
3. 65:20 C-N Mikayla Gregg (2) (Gabrielle Gianeselli) - Volleyed goal from a corner into the bottom corner of the goal*
4. 71:51 BC Megan Jenkins (1) (unassisted) - Unassisted goal from 20 yards, over the goalkeeper*
Shots: Brevard College 14, Carson-Newman 20
Saves: Brevard College 8 (Brittany Webster 7; TEAM 1), Carson-Newman 2
(Tiarna McKenna 2)