BREVARD, N.C.- Brevard College sophomore Sarah Fonger netted her third goal of the year, but Tusculum rallied with two unanswered goals as BC fell to TC, 3-1, in South Atlantic Conference action Wednesday afternoon at Brevard Soccer Field in Brevard, N.C.
The Tornados fall to 3-6-1, 0-4-1 SAC while their winless streak reaches seven matches. The Pioneers improve to 5-3-3, 3-0-2 SAC while either tying or winning for their six consecutive match.
“I believed we played well despite not starting off well,” said head coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara. “The formations we were planning on didn’t work really well, but the girls never gave up after they scored a couple of goals.”
Tusculum’s Jenique Thombs put the Pioneers on the board in the 7th minute when she scorched a shot past Brittany Webster from 10 yards out to make it a 1-0 match.
BC’s Fonger netted the equalizer on a dynamite blast from 18 yards out over the outstretched arms of Tusculum’s Marissa Williams following a feed from Yuki Soga in 26th minute.
“Sarah (Fonger) has adapted really well, we know she a quality player,” said Shinohara. “That shot was absolutely brilliant…We are really happy for her and she’s coming along really well.”
The Pioneers’ Taylor Lewis gave TC a lead it’d never relinquish after heading in a corner kick off the foot of Amy Morford in the 31st minute.
TC added an insurance goal in the 64th minute when Thombs struck again after she received a feed inside the box from Monica Perez and snuck it past Webster’s left side.
Webster amassed four saves while Fonger paced the BC offense with four shots while Clair Deese chipped in with two. Tusculum’s Williams stopped four shots while the Pioneers outshot the Tornados, 14-8, including by a 9-3 margin in the first half.
The Tornados return to action on Saturday when they travel to conference foe Wingate at 4 p.m. in Wingate, N.C. for a SAC match.
Tusculum (5-3-3, 3-0-2 SAC) vs. Brevard College (3-6-1, 0-4-1, SAC)
Date: Oct 09, 2013 Attendance: 97
Weather: 63 degrees, breezy, sunny and beautiful
Goals by period 1
Tusculum............ 2 1 - 3
Brevard College..... 1 0 - 1
1. 7:33 TUSCULUM Jenique Thombs (1) (unassisted) - blast past goalie from right to left 10 yds out
2. 26:39 BC Sarah Fonger (2) (Yuki Soga) - blast high over goalie following feed from 7, 18 yards out
3. 31:37 TUSCULUM Taylor Lewis (1) (Amy Morford) - header off of corner kick
4. 64:11 TUSCULUM Jenique Thombs (2) (Monica Perez) - feed from 10, blast inside the box past goalie left side
Shots: Tusculum 14, Brevard College 8
Saves: Tusculum 4 (Marissa Williams 4), Brevard College 4 (Brittany