2019-20 Women's Soccer News

  • Women’s Soccer’s Season Finale vs. Toccoa Falls Canceled Due to Weather
    October 31, 2019
    Due to severe inclement weather in Toccoa, Georgia, this afternoon’s season finale vs. Toccoa Falls College has been canceled. The announcement concludes the 2019 season for Head Coach Juan Mascaro’s Brevard College women’s soccer team. The Tornados finish their 2019 campaign with a 5-10-3 record, including a 4-4 mark in USA South Conference play. Brevard’s four wins in conference action are the second-most in BC’s NCAA-era history.
  • Brevard’s Sallie Riggan Picked to USA South Women’s Soccer All-Sportsmanship Team
    October 31, 2019
    Brevard College junior midfielder Sallie Riggan was selected as BC’s representative on the USA South Conference Women’s Soccer All-Sportsmanship Team. Riggan, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, started 17 games in 2019 for the Tornados, scoring a penalty kick in a 2-1 victory over Wesleyan College. 
  • Tornados Drop Match to Owls in Swannanoa
    October 29, 2019
    The Brevard College women’s soccer team (5-10-3) dropped a non-conference road match to Warren Wilson College (6-5-2) in BC’s penultimate contest of the 2019 season on Tuesday afternoon in Swannanoa, North Carolina. Following a 0-0 score through the first half, the host Owls broke out with two goals in the second period to take the victory. A mostly equal match in several statistical categories, the two teams each registered eight shots with the Owls holding a slight edge (6-5) in shots-on-goal.  The Tornados meanwhile, held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Bruins’ Overtime Golden Goal Sinks Tornados on Senior Night
    October 25, 2019
    Bob Jones University (9-6) scored a golden goal in the 107th minute to down the Brevard College women’s soccer team (5-9-3), 1-0, on Senior Night at Ives-Lemel Family Field on a rain-soaked Friday evening. The match marked Brevard’s final home match of the 2019 season. Brevard women’s soccer will conclude its regular season with two-straight road matches. Brevard’s two seniors, Audrey Cardwell and Erica Zufferey, were honored prior to Friday’s match as part of the Tornados’ Senior Night festivities. Junior goalkeeper Hannah Weatherall made her first appearance in goal for the Tornados in the 2019 season, saving a total of 12 shots to set a new single-game career-high for the Bourg, Louisiana native. 
  • Scots Take 2-0 Decision from Tornados in USA South Battle
    October 22, 2019
    The Brevard College women’s soccer team (5-8-3, 4-4 USAS) concluded USA South Conference play on Tuesday evening at Ives-Lemel Family Field, as the Tornados fell to the visiting Maryville College Scots (11-4, 6-0 USAS), 2-0. The USA South West Division-leading Scots outshot the Tornados by a tally of 25-3, including an 18-2 advantage in shots-on-goal. Brevard’s Abbie Petrosky, Chloe Proffitt, and Aliyah Vaughan each took shots in the defensive-focused contest for Brevard. 
  • Brevard Scores Third-Straight Conference Win with Two-Goal Performance at Berea
    October 19, 2019
    Alyssa Hetherington (8:46) and Ashley Royster (75:38) each tallied goals, while junior Rebeccah Rojas kept her sixth clean sheet of the season as the Brevard College women’s soccer team (5-7-3, 4-3 USAS) racked up its third consecutive conference win by defeating the Berea College Mountaineers (3-14. 1-6 USAS) by a final of 2-0 on the road on Saturday afternoon.  Rojas, who has been named USA South Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week two times this season, stopped five shots en route to the shutout by the goalkeeper from Murrieta, California and the BC defense.  Hetherington, who scored her first goal of 2019 in Brevard’s last victory over Wesleyan, scored an unassisted goal in the ninth minute to go along with a goal in the 76th minute that she assisted on. Freshman forward Ashley Royster tallied her third goal of 2019 that gave the Tornados their 2-0 advantage. 
  • Rojas Earns Second Conference Award of Season
    October 14, 2019
    Brevard College women’s soccer junior goalkeeper Rebeccah Rojas was selected as the USA South Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in the 2019 season following an impressive week in goal for the Tornados.  The honor marks Rojas’ second Defensive Player of the Week nod of the season, and third overall in her Tornado career.  Rojas led the Tornados to a 2-0-1 record in three matches last week at Ives-Lemel Family Field, including an undefeated 2-0 mark in conference play over the weekend.  In 290 total minutes in goal, the Murrieta, California native stopped 22 of the 23 shots she faced and posted two shutouts over the course of the week. In a scoreless draw with Warren Wilson, Rojas collected nine saves. In a 1-0 victory over USA South foe Agnes Scott, Rojas again made nine saves. Finally, in a 2-1 win over USA South rival Wesleyan, Rojas grabbed four shots. 
  • Tornados Put Two Goals Past Wolves in Conference Win at Home
    October 13, 2019
    Sophomore Alyssa Hetherington drove home her first goal of 2019 with service from fellow sophomore Abbie Petrosky and senior Audrey Cardwell, while junior Sallie Riggan drilled a game-winning penalty kick to push the Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team (4-7-3, 3-3 USAS) past the Wesleyan College Wolves (3-10-1, 1-5 USAS) on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Ives-Lemel Family Field.  Hetherington‘s first goal of 2019 came by way of a corner kick that was cleared by the Wolves to Cardwell, who passed to Petrosky on the near sideline. Petrosky took a touch then sent the ball into the middle of the box, finding Hetherington’s left foot as the sophomore placed the ball into the right corner for the score.  After the Wolves managed to find the back of the net just over a minute later, Brevard and Wesleyan headed to the halftime intermission deadlocked at 1-1. 
  • Late Goal from Ashley Royster Gives Tornados 1-0 Conference Victory
    October 12, 2019
    Freshman forward Ashley Royster scored in the 85th minute to push the Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team (3-7-3, 2-3 USAS) over conference opponent Agnes Scott College (4-7, 2-2 USAS) in a competitive match at Ives-Lemel Family Field on Saturday afternoon.  Royster’s first career game-winning goal came via an Alyviah Holland assist from midfield, giving the Tornados the 1-0 advantage with just over five minutes left to play in the match.  Junior goalkeeper Rebeccah Rojas earned the clean sheet shutout, saving nine shots to keep the Scotties out of the goal. The shutout marked the second-straight match that Rojas has kept a clean sheet, with the last coming on Wednesday, October 9 vs. Warren Wilson College. 
  • Brevard and Warren Wilson Draw in Matchup Between WNC-Area Opponents
    October 09, 2019
    The Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team (2-7-3) faced off with local WNC-area opponent Warren Wilson College (5-4-2) on Wednesday evening at Ives-Lemel Family Field, as the two opponents drew, 0-0 in the non-conference matchup.  The match featured many chances for the Tornados to find the back of the net, as two second-half shots were denied by the crossbar and a penalty kick attempt was saved by Warren Wilson goalkeeper Susie Lusardi (seven saves). Junior goalkeeper Rebeccah Rojas kept a 110-minute clean sheet, stopping a total of nine Warren Wilson shots on the evening. 
  • BC Drops Conference Match in OT at Huntingdon
    October 05, 2019
    The Brevard College women’s soccer team (2-7-2, 1-3 USAS) dropped a 2-1 overtime conference defeat to host Huntingdon College (3-6-2, 2-0-1) on Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama.  It marked the third overtime match and the eighth match decided by one goal or less this season for the Tornados. Junior Amy Juarez scored Brevard’s lone goal off an assist on a corner kick by sophomore Aliyah Vaughan in the 37th minute. With the match scoreless at the time, Vaughan delivered a perfectly placed corner kick to Juarez who beat her defender and guided the ball past the Huntingdon keeper for the go-ahead score.
  • Pair of Goals, Stout Defense Earns Tornados Their First Conference Victory of 2019 over LaGrange, 2-0
    October 04, 2019
    Freshman Brianna Link and junior Amy Juarez scored one goal each, while junior Rebeccah Rojas kept a clean sheet through 90 minutes as the Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team (2-6-2, 1-2 USAS) defeated the LaGrange Panthers (6-6, 0-2 USAS), 1-0 to earn its first conference win of the 2019 season. Rojas earned the victory while stopping four total shots for saves. Brevard’s attack was led by Juarez and Emma White, who each recorded two shots-on-goal. Link and Jessica Tenjhay also tallied shots-on-goal in the afternoon matinee match.
  • Defense Impresses in 1-0 Setback to Piedmont
    October 01, 2019
    The Brevard College women’s soccer team (1-6-2, 0-2 USAS) fell in a USA South Conference game, 1-0 to Piedmont College (7-2-1) Tuesday night at Ives-Lemel Family Field.  Brevard’s defense held the Lions to one goal - a 20th-minute penalty - on a night where Piedmont shot the ball 23 times in total.  Junior goalkeeper Rebeccah Rojas stopped seven shots on a busy night for the Murrieta, Calif. native, as the Piedmont Lions outshot the Tornados of Brevard, 22-3.
  • Women's Soccer Drops Conference Opener at Covenant
    September 28, 2019
    The Brevard College women's soccer team (1-5-2, 0-1 USAS) dropped its USA South Conference opener, 2-0 on the road at Covenant (2-4-1, 1-0 USAS) Saturday afternoon in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Covenant scored its initial goal in the 14th minute as Kyra Duble found the back of the net on an assist by Kailey Burrell. The Scots then posted an insurance goal in the 79th minute on a score by Paige Simons, assisted by Addy Cronan.
  • Link’s Golden Goal Gives Tornados 1-0 Victory over Wildcats
    September 25, 2019
    Freshman midfielder Brianna Link found the back of the net in the 108th minute in the second overtime period to push Brevard College’s women’s soccer team (1-4-2) over the Johnson & Wales Wildcats (2-4-1) in a non-conference match on Wednesday night at the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex in Charlotte, North Carolina. Link’s golden goal gave Head Coach Juan Mascaro’s Tornados their first victory of the 2019 season and momentum heading into BC’s upcoming conference schedule. 
  • Tornados Drop Tight Match at William Peace
    September 21, 2019
    The Brevard College Women’s Soccer team (0-4-2) dropped a tight 1-0 match at host William Peace University (2-3-1) on Saturday night at the Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. After a scoreless first half, William Peace scored in the 51st minute to take a 1-0 lead in what proved to be the match’s lone goal.  
  • Tornados Topped by Spirits 1-0 Under the Lights
    September 17, 2019
    The Brevard College Women’s Soccer team (0-3-2) fell 1-0 to Salem College (3-3) on Tuesday night at Ives-Lemel Family Field.
  • Tornados and Knights Play to 1-1 Draw
    September 14, 2019
    Freshmen midfielders Brianna Link (one goal) and Emma Gooch (one assist) connected for the Tornados’ lone goal in the seventh minute as the Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team (0-2-2) drew, 1-1 with the host Southern Virginia (1-4-1) on Saturday evening at Knight Stadium in Buena Vista, Va.  Junior goalkeeper Rebeccah Rojas (0-2-2) turned away six Knight shots as the Tornado defense held Southern Virginia scoreless through the second half and both overtime, despite facing an onslaught of shots. 
  • Tornados’ Late Comeback Attempt Falls Short in Winston-Salem
    September 11, 2019
    Brevard College freshman forward/midfielder Kyndall Cochran tallied her first-career regular-season goal as a collegiate athlete in a late comeback attempt that came up just short as the BC Tornados women’s soccer team (0-2-1) fell in neutral-site action to the N.C. Wesleyan College Battling Bishops (1-2), 2-1 at the BB&T Sports Park in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Cochran’s strike came in the 81st minute off an Abbie Petrosky corner kick from the near sideline. Petrosky sailed the ball perfectly into the right side of the box, where Cochran took one touch and struck the ball into the bottom left corner past the Battling Bishop keeper. The score gave the Tornados new life, cutting the N.C. Wesleyan lead in half. However, the Battling Bishops were able to stave off the comeback bid, claiming the narrow victory. 
  • Women's Soccer Adds Neutral-Site Match Against N.C. Wesleyan, Announces Further Schedule Changes
    September 10, 2019
    Head Women's Soccer Coach Juan Mascaro has announced that the Brevard College Tornados Women's Soccer team will be playing in a neutral-site contest on Wednesday, September 11 at 6 p.m. versus USA South Conference member N.C. Wesleyan College at the BB&T Sports Park in Winston-Salem, N.C.  The news comes after the Tornados were forced to cancel last Saturday's match against Methodist University due to the effects of Hurricane Dorian. 
  • Pair of Second-Half Goals Lift Bruins Past Tornados
    September 04, 2019
    Freshman forward Ashley Royster scored her first-career goal, however, it wasn’t enough as the Brevard College Tornados Women’s Soccer team (0-1-1) conceded two second-half goals in a Wednesday evening defeat to the Piedmont International Bruins (2-0-1), 3-1, at the BB&T Sports Park in Winston-Salem, N.C. Royster led the attacking effort for the Tornados, firing five total shots-on-goal, while one found the back of the net. The Mooresville, N.C. native was played in with a pass from sophomore Abbie Petrosky and drove home the shot for her first collegiate goal.
  • Rojas Named USA South Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
    September 02, 2019
    After an impressive season-opener last Friday night versus Emory & Henry, junior goalkeeper Rebeccah Rojas has been selected as the USA South Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Rojas becomes the first Tornado student-athlete to earn the honor in the 2019-20 academic year. The Murrieta, Calif. native earned the honor once in her sophomore season as well.
  • Women’s Soccer Match at Methodist Canceled due to Hurricane Dorian
    September 02, 2019
    Due to the potential effects of Hurricane Dorian on the coast of North Carolina, Saturday’s match between the Brevard College Women’s Soccer team and the Methodist University Monarchs has been canceled, with no makeup date planned. The Tornados will travel to Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, N.C. as originally scheduled on Wednesday for a match at 5 p.m. Brevard will then travel to Allen University (Sept. 10, 7 p.m.) and Southern Virginia (Sept. 14, 6 p.m.) before returning home on Tuesday, September 17 to face Salem College at 7 p.m.
  • Tornados and Wasps Draw to Open 2019
    August 30, 2019
    The Brevard College Tornados Women’s Soccer team (0-0-1) earned a draw in its season debut versus out-of-conference opponent Emory & Henry (0-0-1) on Friday night at Ives-Lemel Family Field.  Goalkeeper Rebeccah Rojas (0-0-1) kept a clean sheet to lead a spirited defensive effort through the 110 minutes played on Friday evening. Rojas, a junior from Murrieta, California, saved seven total shots in the contest.  The Tornados, who took 10 shots-on-goal throughout the night, were led by sophomore Alyssa Hetherington and freshman Emma Gooch, who took three shots apiece.
  • Grand Opening of Brevard College Tornados Official Online Store
    August 23, 2019
    The Brevard College Department of Athletics and BSN Sports have launched the Brevard Tornados official online team store, offering fans the latest in branded Tornados gear including many NIKE products.
  • Season Preview: BC Women’s Soccer Tabbed Fifth in USA South West Division Preseason Poll
    August 22, 2019
    The Brevard College Women’s Soccer team was selected fifth in the annual USA South Conference Women’s Soccer preseason poll on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornados received 38 points in the 2019 edition of the preseason poll, which placed them fifth in the west division. Defending USA South Conference champion Piedmont College was awarded first place, as the Lions tabulated five first-place votes and 61 total points. The Lions narrowly edged Maryville College in the poll. The Scots tallied the remaining four first-place votes as well as 60 total points. Covenant College (3rd, 48) and Huntingdon College (4th, 41) finished just ahead of Brevard in the poll. The west division was rounded out by Berea College (6th, 27), Agnes Scott (7th, 24), LaGrange College (8th, 13) and Wesleyan College (9th, 12).
  • Fieldhouse Report - WNC’s Leading Scorer in 2018, Ashley Hughes, Returns to Brevard This Fall as a Coach
    August 19, 2019
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 19, 2019) – College Soccer – As Western North Carolina’s women’s college soccer teams start into their 2019 schedules in the next two weeks, a familiar name will return to the sidelines at Brevard College. Ashley Hughes, the top WNC scorer among all men’s and women’s soccer players last year, will return to Brevard this fall and serve under fourth-year head coach Juan Mascaro as a volunteer assistant coach.
  • Mascaro Adds Ashley Hughes to Coaching Staff
    August 06, 2019
    Head Women’s Soccer Coach Juan Mascaro has announced the addition of Brevard College alumna Ashley Hughes ‘19 to the BC Women’s Soccer coaching staff. Hughes will serve as the team’s Volunteer Assistant Coach.
  • 91 Brevard College Student-Athletes Named USA South Academic All-Conference
    June 14, 2019
    The USA South Conference on Friday morning released its annual USA South Academic All-Conference list, selecting 91 Brevard College student-athletes as Academic All-Conference selections. Additionally, 18 student-athletes collected “With Distinction” Academic All-Conference honors, accruing at least a 3.9 grade point average in both the Fall and Spring semesters.