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BCC, Polk Square Off in Key Women's Soccer Game
September 27, 2012 - Nationally ranked community college women's soccer programs Brevard Community College and Polk State College collide Friday evening at Palm Bay Regional Park in a game that is another step toward qualifying for the NJCAA postseason.
Brevard, 5-1, and ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I national poll and Polk, 4-1, and ranked sixth by the NJCAA, meet at 6 p.m. Admission is free for the match originally scheduled for Viera Regional Park, then moved to Melbourne Central Catholic and ultimately Palm Bay. Palm Bay Regional Park is located at 1951 Malabar Road NW.
The match is the first of three between the two powers who along with Broward College comprise the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference and the NJCAA Region 8. Only one team will advance to the postseason.
Polk defeated Broward earlier this season as did BCC. Both have two matches remaining with Broward and hold the conference edge.
BCC advanced to the postseason in 2011 and came within a goal of advancing to the national tournament that once again will be held at Melbourne Central Catholic from Nov. 11-17.
BCC head coach Jeff Carr expects a challenging contest reminiscent of his team's stirring 2-1 come-from-behind victory in torrential rain at Broward.
"Anytime you play a conference game it is a big game," Carr said. "Just like the Broward game it should be a very tight game. Polk has a very good squad and they are very well coached. It should be a lot of fun."
Sophomore co-captain Lois Edvardsson leads BCC in scoring with five goals. Fellow sophomore co-captain Morgan Taylor Smith has two goals as does sophomore Courtney Hueston. Freshmen Melissa Williams and Sue Kumaning have one each. Hueston assisted on both goals at Broward. Freshman goalkeeper Julia Kantor has 12 saves.
BCC's next action after Polk is a 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 home match against Broward.