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BCC Defeats Broward 2-1 in Women's Soccer

September 21, 2012 - Overcoming a 1-0 first half-deficit, driving rain and soaked field the Brevard Community College women's soccer team wrung out a 2-1 victory on Friday against host Broward College in Cooper City.

BCC improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Florida College System Activities Association. Broward dropped to 1-3-1 and 0-2 in the FCSAA. The game also served as the NJCAA Region 8 opener for BCC which will play a total of six games against Broward and Polk State College to determine which one team advances to the NJCAA national tournament on Nov. 11-17 at Melbourne Central Catholic.

Sophomore co-captains Morgan Taylor Smith and Lois Edvardsson scored their second and fifth goals of the season respectively off assists from sophomore Courtney Hueston to give BCC the victory. The goals came with 24 and 33 minutes gone respectively in the second half in which BCC dominated play.

Broward had the better of the play in the first half but BCC pressed the action during the second half that opened with the game's second downpour.

BCC head coach Jeff Carr credited the approach of his team, ranked third nationally, with making the difference.

"We stayed calm at halftime there was no yelling or screaming," he said. "We just them to kind of relax and play better together. Our touch was off the first half. Because of that we had to fight that much harder to get the ball.

"Everyone settled down. After that first goal I could sense a relief on the field. Definitely when we buried the second I think we knew we had the game. It wasn't our greatest effort but we took care of it."

As for Hueston, a transfer from the University of Miami: "She played a fantastic game," Carr said. "She had a couple really good chances. She hit the post and Lois was there to bang that one in."

For her part Hueston said it came down to being quick.

"You've got to play quick because they take a while to get going," she said. "When you play quick it keeps them off guard."

As for BCC's season to date: "We're doing welll," she said. "With a team like this we need to be able to put them away and get our points off these scrappy games."

BCC gpalkeeper Julia Kantor recorded three saves for her 10th, 11th and 12th of the season.

Next up for BCC is a 6 p.m. Friday home match against Polk at Viera Regional Park.