Saturday, August 29, 2009


Brevard, N.C. - Allie Hovis was the deciding factor for the second game in a row, scoring the game winning goal in overtime and giving the Tornados a 3-2 victory over Anderson.

The win puts Brevard at 2-0 for the season, as Anderson falls to 0-1.

Anderson jumped on the Tornados early, scoring two goals within the first thirteen minutes of play. Joelle Purinton struck first when her shot took a high bounce over Tornado goalkeeper, Jordan Box. Box got her hands on the ball, but was unable to hold it as it went over her head and found the back of the net.

The Trojans went up 2-0 when Jessica Kleinerg scored just five minutes later.

The rest of the afternoon was all Brevard.

Latoshia Hopewell notched her first goal of the season, and the Tornados first goal of the game at the 16:40 mark of the first period. Trojan goalkeeper, Kelli Whitfield, made a save then dropped the ball in front of the net, Hopewell, who was in the area, used her quickness to get the ball capitalize on the opportunity

The Tornados tied the game 2-2 three minutes later,when Bailey Varely found Allie Hovis for the second game in a row. Varely picked up her second assist of the season when her pass got through the defenders and to Hovis who was out in front of the net.

The Brevard outshot their opponent 20-9with 11 of those shots being on goal. Despite the Tornados showering Kelli Whitfield and the Trojans with shots, the score would stay knotted at two for the remainder of regulation.

Within the last minute of play each team faced a free kick, and stood strong on defense sending the game into overtime.

With four minutes remaining in the first overtime, Jordan Box sent a long kick down the field that bounced in between defenders. Allie Hovis came up with the ball and out ran defenders before placing a shot out of Kelli Whitfield’s reach to score the game winner. Box recorded her first career assist on the play while Hovis, the freshman forward from Charlotte, N.C. recorded her second goal of the game and third of the season.

The Tornados are at home again on Tuesday September 1 when Lees-McRae travels to Brevard for a 5pm contest.