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Durden found the back of the net for the fourth time this season early in the first half.Durden found the back of the net for the fourth time this season early in the first half.


Box Score

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Kayla Durden (Taylor Mill, Ky.) recorded a goal and an assist, and freshman goalkeeper Marjaana Kaaresvirta (Turka, Finland) notched her first career shutout to lead the Tusculum College womenís soccer team to a 4-0 win over Brevard College in a rain-shortened South Atlantic Conference match on Saturday.

The Pioneers (9-2, 2-0 SAC) controlled the run of play for much of the match, outshooting the Tornados (4-6, 0-4 SAC) 21-5 including a 14-3 margin in the first half. Kaaresvirta made three saves in her home debut for the Pioneers to earn her first career clean sheet.

Durden paced the Pioneer attack with three points, while Courtney Turner (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) led TC with two assists in the match. Tramicka James (Wilson, N.C.), Claire Duncan (Greeneville, Tenn.), and Amber Marceau (Grayson, Ga.) each found the back of the net in the match for Tusculum.

Tusculum opened the scoring in the early moments of the 21st minute on Duncanís fourth goal of the season off a cross by Turner, as the sophomore defender scored her second match-winner in as many contests. Durden extended the advantage to 2-0 midway through the 24th minute, delivering a perfect strike off the keeperís hands after a brilliant lofted through ball by Kourtney Kavic (Oakville, Ontario).

The Pioneers widened the lead to 3-0 in the 40th minute when Durden found James unmarked inside the Brevard penalty area, leaving the 5-4 forward in perfect position for the unchallenged finish, and her sixth goal of the season. Marceau stretched the lead to 4-0 early in the 45th minute with her first goal of the season off a corner kick by Turner.

Neither team could overcome the wet and muddy field conditions in the second half, as the match was called in the 74th minute with Tusculum holding a 4-0 advantage.

Tusculum returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Pioneers host arch-rival and eighth-ranked Carson-Newman College in a SAC match-up at Pioneer Field. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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