Tornados power by North Greenville 14-8 on ThursdayFebruary 19, 2015
TIGERSVILLE, S.C. – The Brevard College men’s lacrosse team downed North Greenville, 14-8, on Thursday afternoon at Pepsi Stadium. The win extends the Tornados (3-0) to their longest win streak in program history and also matched last year’s win total.
Adam Wiedemann, Anthony Alfonso, and Sam Postma all recorded a hat trick for Brevard while Matthew Dropuljic had two goals and three assists. Three other Tornados had a goal while Andy Reilly turned away 10 shots on net.
Dieter Treusdell and Drew Wassenaar each had three goals for the Crusaders (0-2). Wassenaar also had two assists while Will Thornton turned away 10 shots in a loss during 24:57 of play. Jared Stapleton stopped four saves in relief.
Alfonso scored the games first goal 59 seconds in to give the Tornados a 1-0 lead. Brendan Friss and Postma scored to give Brevard a 3-0 lead with just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter. North Greenville though took advantage of a holding penalty and Treusdell scored the man advantage goal with 37 seconds left in the opening period.
Dropuljic, Dennis Rammacher, and David Buono answered quickly in the second period by scoring three straight goals, two of which were with the extra man. Drew Warren cut Brevard’s lead to four midway through the period, before Alfonso picked up his second goal of the game late in the first half. The Tornados led 7-2 at the end of the half.
Both teams scored three goals in the third period as Wiedemann, Dropuljic, and Postma all tallied for the Tornados. Postma put the Tornados up 11-5 28 seconds into the fourth quarter but North Greenville went on to score three straight goals to come within three with 7:47 left in the game.
That was all the Crusaders could do as Wiedemann score twice and Alfonso scored his third goal of the contest over the final seven minutes of the game.
The Tornados had a 38-27 advantage on shots but just a slim 28-27 edge on ground balls. The Tornados also scored twice on five extra man opportunities while winning 16 of 24 face offs in the game. Brevard also was successful on all but one clear attempts, converting on 34 of them.
The Tornados return to action on Saturday when they take on Young Harris at 7 p.m. at Brevard High School.