BREVARD, N.C.- The Brevard College women’s soccer team was unable to crack the scoreboard in a 3-0 loss to Anderson in a South Atlantic Conference match Tuesday afternoon at Brevard Soccer Field in Brevard, N.C.
The Trojans (5-6-4, 3-2-4 SAC) won their third consecutive match via shutout while winning for only the second time on the road this season. The Tornados (3-10-1, 0-7-1 SAC) offensive woes continued as they were blanked for the third time in the last four matches despite taking 10 shots on the day.
Anderson’s Helena Moore enjoyed a five-point performance and gave the Trojans an early 1-0 lead when she received a feed from Paige Gowans-Smith and bested BC goalkeeper Brittany Webster in the eighth minute.
Moore struck again in the 28th minute when she outran multiple defenders and squirted a ball through the right side to extend the Trojan lead to two, 2-0.
BC threatened when Clair Deese and Alexis Griffis put a shot each on goal late in the first half, but were denied by Anderson’s Kaitlyn Neipp.
The Trojans delivered the knockout blow in the 55th minute when Krystal Goss corralled a pass inside the box from Moore and beat Webster on her left side.
Anderson outshot BC, 12-10, but the Tornados held a 7-5 advantage in the second half. Neipp concluded the game with five saves while Webster stonewalled two shots.
Goss and Moore paced the Trojan offense with four and three shots, respectively. Deese paced the Tornado squad with three shots while Griffis accumulated two.
The Tornados postseason hopes were dashed with the loss despite tripling last year’s win total (one).
The Tornados return to play when they travel to Mars Hill Friday at 5 p.m. for a SAC match.
Anderson (5-6-4, 3-2-4 SAC) vs. Brevard College (3-10-1, 0-7-1 SAC)
Date: Oct 22, 2013 Attendance: 85
Weather: 60 degrees and cloudy
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Anderson............ 2 1 - 3
Brevard College..... 0 0 - 0
1. 8:12 ANDERSON Helena Moore (1) (Paige Gowans-Smith) - feed from 14, 20 blast past goalie inside the box
2. 28:25 ANDERSON Helena Moore (unassisted) - fast break, beat goalie on right side
3. 55:44 ANDERSON Krystal Goss (1) (Helena Moore) - cross from 20 into box, 10 beats goalie on right side
Shots: Anderson 12, Brevard College 10
Saves: Anderson 5 (Kaitlyn Neipp 5), Brevard College 2 (Brittany