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Chase Steals Draw With Late Goal Against Brevard


April 16, 2018

Jeremiah Reed

Brevard's Chloe Riess celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal for the Lady Blue Devils in their home match against Chase last Friday. Riess scored both goals on the day for Brevard.

After a hard-fought game, it looked like the Brevard Lady Blue Devils were going to pull out a close victory, but a goal in the final moments forced Brevard to settle for a 2-2 draw against Chase last Friday.

Most of the action came in the final 25 minutes of the second half, after the two teams fought to a scoreless tie at the half.

The Trojans had a few decent opportunities at goal in the opening 40 minutes, including a few shots that clanged off the outside post and one long-range effort that rattled off the crossbar.

The second half continued with both sides trying to seize control of the game.

Chase drew first blood after the Trojans were awarded a penalty kick with just inside half an hour to play.

The Trojans converted on the opportunity to move ahead 1-0.

But just a few minutes later, Brevard was awarded a penalty of their own after Maya Mitchner made a long run down the left wing, only to be brought down in the box.

Senior Chloe Riess stepped up for Brevard and placed the penalty cleanly in the bottom right hand corner to tie things up with 21 minutes to play.

With the game up for grabs once again, Riess came through moments later.

After another long run down the left hand flank, Reagan Eggleston's cross attempt was deflected and the ball bounced freely near the center of the field.

Jeremiah Reed

Maya Mitchner carries the ball down the left flank looking for an open teammate. Mitchner was fouled in the penalty box, leading to Brevard's first goal against the Trojans.

Riess found herself all alone with the opportunity and made it count, delivering a strike from just outside the penalty area to put Brevard in front, 2-1.

The Lady Blue Devils did their best to hold off a tough charge from the Trojans over the final 15 minutes and seemed to be on their way to the win as the clock wound down under five minutes.

But after being awarded a free kick just outside the penalty box, Chase converted the opportunity, tying the game back up at 2-2 much to the dismay of the home side.

Brevard got the ball back into Trojan territory in the waning seconds of the match, but couldn't come up with an opportunity to score, as the game ended in a draw.

The result gives the Lady Blue Devils a 4-5-1 record on the year.

Brevard has a pair of road matches this week – Monday at Pisgah and Wedensday at East Henderson.


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