Women's Soccer 2007 Season in Review
November 15, 2007
Women’s Soccer 2007 Season in Review
Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College women’s soccer team showed their youth and lack of depth at times, but continued to improve and make huge strides throughout the 2007 season, finishing with four victories on the year.
Like every other varsity team at Brevard College, the women’s soccer team faced a tough schedule with the majority of the opponents being NCAA Division II members, including the eight South Atlantic Conference teams in which BC faced because of the fact that the Tornados are in their last season as provisionary members of the SAC.
Head Coach Liz Stojetz’s young squad, which did not have a single senior on the roster, battled hard throughout the 2007 season, dealing with a number of injuries as many players showed their heart and determination playing injured for most of the season.
The Tornados increased their win total from last season by one win, picking up four wins and what proved to be a very challenging 2007 season. Of the four wins by BC, two came on the road while the other two came at home. The Tornados started off on the right track, defeating Lees-McRae College, 2-1, in the first game of the season. BC would then pick up their next win only a week later, as they shutout Warren Wilson College for the 1-0 victory. Coach Stojetz’s squad went on to pick up a win at North Greenville, a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory on the road. Brevard’s last win was a 2-1 victory over Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C.
The Tornados had a balanced offensive attack, as eight different players scored at least one goal on the season for BC. Junior Carrilea Potter (Sylva, N.C.) and freshman Cherie Haseltin (Marietta, Ga.) led the Tornados with three goals apiece on the year. Sophomore Kelly Harris (Hendersonville, N.C.) led the team in assists with three for the season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Douglas (Houston, TX.) played in between the posts in 19 games for the Tornados, as she collected 141 saves for the season, while recording three shutouts on the year.
With all the players set to return for the 2008 season, the Tornados will look to build on 2007, which had a lot of positive and exciting points throughout the year. Head Coach Stojetz and Brevard College will look to use their experience to help stabilize their foundation for a women’s soccer program that shows a lot of potential for the future of the Tornados.