Tornados start season at 2-0 with an 18-5 win over Emmanuel

Box Score

BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College men’s lacrosse team is off to its best start in program history with a dominating 18-5 win over Emmanuel College, on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action.

The Tornados (2-0) were led by Adam Wiedemann who had five goals and five assists on the afternoon for ten points while Sam Postma had a goal and two assists. Alex Bazzell, Anthony Alfonso, Brendan Friss, and David Buono each had two markers while Andy Reilly had 16 saves in net.

Five different Emmanuel (1-1) players scored while Blake Duncan recorded 11 saves in net while in a losing effort. Alan Troutman played 26:36 in relief, surrendering eight goals and stopping six shots while Ryan Schank played the final 3:24 without facing a shot.

Buono wasted little time as he got the Tornados on the board 32 seconds into the game. Sterling Chapman answered at the 9:46 mark to tie the game at one before the Tornados finished the first quarter with four unanswered goals, two by Wiedemann while he also assisted on two of them.

The Lions came within three in the second quarter on a goal by Justin Mills but Brevard went on another offensive frenzy scoring four straight goals in the final 10 minutes of the half, including a goal with just over a second by Bazzell. Wiedemann picked up another two goals during that time.

Emmanuel then scored two goals to begin the second half, the first 1:50 into the period while the second tally came from Michael Campbell Jr. 5:37 into the third period. Wiedemann answered and put the Tornados up 11-4 30 seconds later while Ryan Taylor scored five minutes later to extend the Brevard lead to 12-4. Darian Richardson answered back for the Lions 57 seconds later but Buono responded with a goal of his own to close out the third period scoring at 13-5.

Matthew Dropuljic scored a man-advantage goal 4:03 into the final period as Brevard went on to score four more goals in the quarter. Josh Nicholson, Friss, Sam Postma, and Nick Bier each tallied in a dominating fourth quarter for Brevard.

Brevard had a large 61-34 advantage on ground balls and outshot the visitors 42-34, including 15-3 in the opening quarter. The Tornados also won 15 of 26 face offs in the game. Reilly had seven of his 16 saves in the third period as well to hold on for the win.

Brevard plays its second straight home game on Wednesday as it hosts North Greenville at 2 p.m.

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