BREVARD, N.C. (October 4, 2018) – Despite a setback to Piedmont University on Wednesday night, the Brevard Tornados have the best record of any team in western North Carolina this fall on the soccer field. They also feature the region’s leading scorer in senior Ashley Hughes.
Through ten games, the Tornados are 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the NCAA DIII USA South. They rattled off a five-game winning streak beginning on September 18 and outscored their opponents 17-2 during that run. The Western Carolina Catamounts boast the area’s next best record with a 5-4-2 mark, including a 1-0 win over UNC Asheville on August 19. To the south and just across the state line, Furman is 6-5 overall and 1-3 in the Southern Conference.
Offensively, Hughes has 11 goals and 2 assists, good for 24 points and the conference lead. The Charlotte native is having a breakout season for Brevard, nearly doubling her output of six goals last season with seven games still remaining in the 2018 season.
Defensively, sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Weatherall’s first start corresponded with the start of the Tornados five-game run. She earned consecutive USA South defensive player of the week nods during the streak.
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