Central, S.C. - The Brevard College men’s soccer team made the trip down to Central, S.C. for their season opener against Southern Wesleyan. Freshman forward Chris Landrik-Larsen put in the first goal of his collegiate career against the Warriors, but the Tornados ultimately fell, 5-1.
With the loss, Brevard falls to 0-1 in the 2009 season, while SWU improves to 1-0.
Southern Wesleyan came out firing early, as Christian Sabillon headed in goal, less than seven minutes into the game at the 6:21 mark, off the assist by Carlos Gonzalez and Stephen Tolan.
Brevard didn’t waste any time in answering with one of their own as Landvik-Larsen launched one in from 20 yards, to tie the game back up at 1-1.
The game was a heated affair in the first half and throughout the game as a total of five cards, four yellow and one red were issued during the contest.
At the half, the Tornados and Warriors remained tied at 1. Keeper Jack Shaw faced eight shots, only allowing one to slip through his mitts, while the combination of Leonardo Berenquel and Frank Toscano allowed the lone Tornado shot in the opening half to find the back of the net.
Daniel Restrepo opened the scoring in the second half for SWU, heading a goal in 1:20 into the period.
Landrik-Larsen attempted to answer the goal with his second of the game, but was turned away by Toscano at the 40:39 mark.
Restrepo found the net again with 32:57 to play in the game, heading his second goal of the season off the assist from Nicolas Luque.
The Tornados continued to battle back, attempting five shots in the second half, but goals by the Warriors’ Stephen Tolan and Henry Villafranco ended the last Brevard scoring chances in the game.
Brevard returns home for their home opener on Sunday, August 30th, as the Tornados take on the Falcons of Pfeiffer University. Kickoff for the game is set for 4 p.m.