Nemeth, Barrett's efforts not enough as Wolves earn 17-11 win over Tornados

Box Score

BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College women’s lacrosse team struck first before falling to Newberry, 17-11, on Wednesday afternoon during South Atlantic Conference (SAC) action.

Caitlyn Nemeth and Alyssa Barrett each finished the game with four goals while Sade Allen had two tallies. Nina Siu had the final goal for Brevard (0-8 overall, 0-5). Allen and Kelly Kearnan each had an assist on the day. Shelby Arsenault played 42:07 and had 16 saves, including 12 in the first half while Kayla Henderson played 17:53 in net and stopped six shots.

Jessica Baxtrom had eight goals to lead the Wolves (1-7 overall, 1-3 SAC) while Megan Kenny had three. Ajahna finished with two goals while four other Newberry players had one tally. Morgan Faffaele picked up the win in net and had 10 saves.

Nemeth gave the Tornados an early 3-1 lead in the opening seven minutes of the game. Her first goal came 4:19 into the first half and her next two came on two free-position shots just over two minutes later.

Newberry then took a 4-3 lead before Barrett tied the game just over halfway into the first half. The Wolves then scored five straight goals to go up 9-4 before Allen and Barrett brought the hosts within three goals with 7:31 left in the first half.

That was the closest the Tornados got for the rest the game. Baxtrom opened the second half with a goal just 2:27 into the half before Alexis Kahler scored 29 seconds later to put the Wolves up 12-6. Barrett answered for the Tornados and Allen and Nemeth scored to make it 13-9 with 20:40 left in the game.

However, Newberry scored four unanswered, including three goals by Baxtrom over the next 18:33 of the game to go ahead 17-9. Siu and Barrett scored in the final six minutes for the Tornados.

Newberry held a 43-27 advantage in shots and were successful on 15-of-21 clear attempts. Brevard had 14 draw control wins to the Wolves 15 and had 16 successful clears on 20 attempts.

The Tornados will return to action on Saturday as they host Emmanuel College in a non-conference tilt. The game is set to begin at noon.

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