by Ethan Burch, Sports Editor
with information from wire reports
YOUNG HARRIS — On Tuesday, the Lady Mountain Lions soccer team broke the .500 mark for the first time this season, shutting out Brevard College in a 3-0 victory at home.
The first goal of the game was scored by Lady Mountain Lion Kelley Lyness after 25 scoreless minutes. Lyness, a junior, gave the Mountain Lions (3-2-1) a 1-0 lead as her shot from about 35 yards out went over Brevard goalkeeper Jordan Box for the goal in the 28th minute.
“I feel like all of our hard work was put together in this game,” said Lyness. “Our team has worked hard and we should be able to carry our momentum into the upcoming games.”
In the 77th minute, the Mountain Lions would take a 2-0 lead after Brittany Webster of YHC landed a shot into the far post off of an assist by junior Emily Villas.
The third and final goal of the game was scored in the 85th minute by freshman Whitney Thomas of YHC. The goal was assisted by freshman Allison Burnham to give Young Harris a 3-0 lead.
The Mountain Lions out-shot the Tornados, 22-7, including 16-5 in the second half. Young Harris also had the 4-1 edge in corner kicks.
Allie Matulia recorded five saves in goal for Young Harris, while Box had two saves in the first half and Webster added nine in the second half for Brevard (2-4-1).
The Mountain travel 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 to Bristol, Tenn., to take on King College.
UPDATE1 (11:01 a.m., 09/22/10): Edited lead sentence, fixed byline formatting