Late Defense Propels Tornados to Victory over Spirits

Late Defense Propels Tornados to Victory over Spirits

Winston Salem, N.C. – The Brevard College Women's Soccer team (3-2) prevailed over host Salem College (1-5) by a final score of 2-1. This result was in large part thanks to an early offensive push and a late defensive stand by the Tornados.

Ashley Hughes got things going early for Brevard as she sailed a perfectly placed ball into the left corner of the net just 45 seconds into the match. This goal marked her fifth on the season, setting a new single-season career high for goals scored. Hughes has now scored in three straight matches, tallying four goals scored during that span.

Salem brought the equalizer in the fifth minute of action, knotting things up at 1-1 as Ellie Montes scored for the Spirits.

Megan Shina put Brevard on top for good as she connected in the 35th minute for her third goal of the season, breaking the tie and giving the Tornados a 2-1 advantage. Shina has now found the back of the net in back to back matches. The goal came off of a Caroline David assist, who tallied her fourth assist of the season. This marks a new single-season career high for David.

Hannah Weatherall (1-0-0) got her first start in goal of the season in the contest. Despite allowing the early Spirits' goal, she buckled down and helped the defense shut out Salem for the remaining 85 minutes. Weatherall improved her career record to 2-1-0.  

The Tornados brought pressure throughout the road affair, as they outshot the Spirits (27-22 total shots), and also found the target more often (11-7 shots-on-goal). Weatherall and the Tornados came up with five critical saves in the second half to hold the victory for Brevard.

The Brevard College Women's Soccer team will return to action as they host Berea this Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. as part of Brevard's Homecoming festivities.

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