Queen's scores early and holds on for 20-10 win over Brevard

Box Score

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Brevard College men’s lacrosse team dropped its second straight South Atlantic Conference (SAC) game, falling to Queens, 20-10, on Saturday afternoon at the Queens Sports Complex. The Tornados fall to 4-5 overall and 1-3 in the SAC while the Royals improve to 4-4 and 3-0.

Adam Wiedemann had six goals for Brevard while David Buono, Matthew Dropuljic, Anthony Alfonso and Alex Bazzell each had a tally. Bazzell, Wiedemann, Buono, Dropuljic, Sam Postma, and Ryan Taylor each had one assist. Andy Reilly had 10 saves in 55:05 of action while Xzaiver Holmes-Copeland played the rest of the game allowing one goal with no saves.

Casey Hock and JT Thompson led the Royals with four goals each. Hock also had two assists while Thompson had one. Eight other Queens’s players picked up tallies. Eric Dolan picked up the win in goal in 48:40 of action, stopping nine shots while Alec Rzepkowski had one save in the rest of the game.

The Royals scored four quick goals in the first 3:35 of the game to take the lead before Wiedemann answered with two goals of his own to cut the lead in half midway through the first quarter. Another four goal explosion put the hosts up 8-2 with 3:35 left in the opening quarter before the teams traded markers over the final two minutes.

Wiedemann scored a man-advantage goal just 1:50 into the second quarter but three unanswered goals put Queens up 12-4 at the midway point. Each team scored twice in the third quarter to make it 14-6 at the end of three periods.

However, the Royals scored five of the next six goals of the game over the next 7:12 to go up 19-6. Brevard tried to make a comeback, scoring three times over the final five minutes of the game but came up short.
Brevard had 29 shots, compared to the hosts 40 while each team had a 10 saves. The Tornados had 19-of-21 clear attempts but again allowed their opponent to be successful on all of their attempts. Brevard only committed 11 turnovers but lost 27 of the 33 face-offs in the game.

Brevard will look to get back on the winning track when it hosts Mars Hill on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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