Friday, October 18, 2013


BC seeks its second consecutive home win

The Brevard College men’s soccer team returns home following a two-match road trip to battle Catawba in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Brevard Soccer Field in Brevard, N.C.

• On Wednesday, the Tornados stepped out of conference play to tangle with Pfeiffer. The Falcons claimed a 5-1 victory while Juan Mascaro Jr. made his first collegiate start and Pauli Jussila saw his first action of the season. Sophomore Drew Gallowitch netted his first goal of the season in the 73rd minute.

• BC (3-8) has won more matches this season (three) than last season (two). The Tornados look to win consecutive home matches for the first time since Sept. 7 and Sept. 14 of this season.

• No Tornado has started every match this season. Ryan McPhillips, Winston Haddock, Augusto Isern, Heath Turner and Alec Goettl have started all but one. Turner is second in the South Atlantic Conference with 46 saves while McPhillips paces the team with five goals, 11 points and 19 shots. 20 different Tornados have recorded a shot during the 2013 campaign.

• Paulo Silva, Mercelo Betcer and Jami Uuttu have recorded double figures in the shot category this season.

• Catawba enters the match with a 7-3-1, 3-3-1 mark while winning four of its five October matches. The Indians have allowed only four goals in five matches this month.

• Seven Indians have at least two goals on the season while Declan Stimson paces the squad with seven, despite only starting three matches this season. Corey Faughnan leads the team with 26 shots while Frankie Cardelle sets a solid precedent at goalie with a 1.22 goals against average.

• Catawba has won the last five matches between the squads, including a 2-0 victory last season. However, three of those decisions have been decided by a goal, including a 2-1 bout in double overtime in 2011.

• BC head coach and Athletic Director Juan Mascaro enters his seventh season at the helm for the Tornados while assistant coach Bradley Morrison is in his first year.