By  //  September 2, 2012

Titans Meet Top-Ranked Tyler, Texas Friday

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard Community College’s nationally ranked women’s soccer team opened its season in style on Saturday defeating St. Louis Community College 4-0 at Melbourne Central Catholic High School.

BCC"s Cat Hassell tries to control the ball during a women's soccer game against St. Louis Community College at Melbopurne Central Catholic High School on Saturday. BCC won 4-0. (Image by Steve Wilson)

BCC, ranked eighth nationally in the NJCAA Division I  preseason poll and 13th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) preseason poll, got two goals and an assist from sophomore co-captain Lois Edvardsson and single goals from freshman Sue Kumaning and sophomore transfer Courtney Hueston.

Sophomore transfer goalkeeper Julia Kantor of the Titans made three saves.

Next up for BCC is a trip to Kansas for a Friday game against defending NJCAA Division I champion and No. 1-ranked Tyler Junior College of Texas and a Saturday game against host Butler Community College which is ranked in the top 5 in both national polls.

BCC Titans head coach Jeff Carr, while accepting the victory, said he wants to see more from his team.

BCC sophomore co-captain Lois Edvardsson had two goals and an assist Saturday against St. Louis Community College. (Image by John M. Egan)

“I’m not happy, we didn’t play that well,” Carr said. “They’re a long-ball type team, more of a possession team. We played more to their game for part of the game.

“We played all right. For our first game it was OK. We’ve got to play a lot better (next weekend). We’ve got to possess the ball, we’ve got to play with more width and be more organized and really work on our team shape a lot.

“We’ll get punished if we play that way next week.”

For her part Edvardsson was pleased with the outcome.

“I’m very happy, we won right?” Edvardsson said. “I think we did what we had to do for our first game of the season. I do still think we have a lot more to give. In the future games we can push a little bit further.”

Palm Bay’s Katelyn Bales, Jess Fassnidge, Heather Williams and Edvardsson added assists for BCC.

The loss put St. Louis’ record at 0-2-1.