A pair of goals from Xavier Mariduena alongside an Alex Tenjhay strike helped the Brevard College Men’s Soccer team pull away from Bob Jones University 3-1 to secure the win.
Mariduena broke the ice in the 40 minute, taking a through pass from Matthew Brethen, beating the defender one-on-one, and placing the ball past the keeper’s outstretched hands, giving Brevard College a 1-0 advantage.
Brevard would add to its advantage as Chris Efenecy took advantage of a long throw-in opportunity, placing the ball all the way through the Bruin defense and right to Tenjhay, who fired it off of the goalkeeper and into the back of the net, extending Brevard College’s lead to 2-0.
The Tornados would yet again extend their advantage thanks to Mariduena’s second goal of the contest. Mariduena played the ball off of the defender and chipped a shot over Bob Jones goalkeeper Isaac Landry. This strike put Brevard up 3-0, its largest advantage of 2018.
The Bruins would strike back firing a shot from the top of the box into the left-upper corner to put the Bruins on the board.
A physical final 25 minutes would ensue, characterized by near made shot attempts and incredible saves, giving the sizable crowd at Ives-Lemel Field a show to cap off Brevard’s win.
Hall, who racked up nine saves in the contest to earn his fourth win in goal, now has totaled 117 saves in 2018, which places him second on the Brevard College NCAA-era record books for saves in a single season. Hall only trails Jerry Hatsady (2008), who recorded 136 saves back in the 2008 season for the Men’s Soccer team.
The Tornados return to the pitch on Friday, Oct. 26 for their final USA South Conference match of 2018. Brevard will battle LaGrange at Ives-Lemel Field at 2 p.m.