HARDEEVILLE, SC - The Montreat College women's soccer team continued their Low Country road trip by dropping a 6-0 decision to Savannah College of Art & Design - Savannah on Sunday.
The Bees got going early, scoring three goals by the 10-minute mark of the first half. They would add an additional goal in the 22nd minute to take a 4-0 lead into halftime. The Cavaliers came out in the second half with a renewed defensive mindset but an aggressive SCAD offense would find the back of the net in the 69th and 74th minutes to cruise to the 6-0 victory.
Jordan DeVaan (JR/Asheville, NC) collected 16 saves in goal while facing 44 shots from the Bees. The Cavaliers found themselves stifled offensively as they were unable to gain a solid scoring opportunity throughout the match.
Montreat will return to action on Saturday, September 3rd when they play their home opener against the University of Rio Grande. Match time at Howard Fisher Memorial Field is set for 5pm.
HARDEEVILLE, SC - The Montreat College women's soccer team opened up the 2016 season on the road, falling to USC-Beaufort 4-0.
The Sand Sharks opened up scoring in the 33rd minute and would take a 1-0 lead into halftime. In th second half, USC-Beaufort considered to be the aggressor and would add goals in the 50th, 67th, and 88h minutes to earn the victory.
Goalie Jordan DeVaan (JR/Asheville, NC) led both teams with 14 saves and faced a furious Sand Shark attack that got off 42 shots over the course of the contest.
The Cavaliers will return to action at 1pm on Sunday, August 28th when they face another road contest against Savannah College of Art & Design-Savannah
MONTREAT, NC - Montreat College head women's soccer coach Courtney Nash has announced the hiring of Danielle Brighton as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers. Brighton is a 2015 graduate of Bacone College, where she was a member of the women's soccer team. Brighton was a four-year starter for the Warriors, helping lead them to an NAIA semi-final berth during her freshman year while serving as the top goal-scorer during her junior campaign. Brighton was named the NAIA National Player of the Week in September 2015.
After completing her degree in Criminal Justice at Bacone in 2015, Brighton would go on to coach the U13 Oklahoma Arsenal to a top-15 state finish. She also served as an Academic Affairs Coordinator and International Student Coordinator. A native of Immingham, England, Brighton will join the Cavaliers in time for the 2016 season while also pursuing her master's degree at Montreat.