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Crucial Soccer Game Awaits BCC Women at Polk State

September 17, 2012 - After four challenging games the real season begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Brevard Community College women's soccer team.

The Titans, 3-1 overall and ranked third nationally in the NJCAA poll, travel to Auburndale for the first of three crucial Florida College System Activities Association (FSCAA) games against rival Polk State College.

The three games, plus three more against Broward College – the first at 3 p.m. Friday at Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City – will determine which one of the three teams advances to the NJCAA postseason tournament.

BCC advanced to the postseason in 2011 coming within one game of qualifying for the national tournament at Melbourne Central Catholic.

A strong Polk team, ranked eighth by the NJCAA, is 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the FCSAA thanks to a 5-2 victory against Broward on Sept. 8. Broward’s record is 2-2-1 after it lost 3-1 to Warner on Saturday.

Polk is ranked ninth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll while BCC is 10th.

"Polk and Broward are two very good teams that will test us every minute," said BCC head coach Jeff Carr. "There is a lot riding on every game. It does not matter what your ranking is or your record. They will all be close games, physical and emotional."

As for the season to date: "The season is going as expected," Carr said. "We are improving a little bit every game and hopefully will continue to do that going forward." 

Sophomore forward and 2011 leading scorer Lois Edvardsson has four goals this season for BCC while freshman goalkeeper Julia Kantor has nine saves.