Tornados pick up first win in program history with a 13-10 victory over EmmanuelMarch 21, 2015
BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College women’s lacrosse team picked of its first win in program history on Saturday afternoon with a 13-10 win over Emmanuel College during non-conference play.
The Tornados (1-8) became a member of Division II in the spring of 2014 and went winless in their first season. Today snapped the losing streak as the offense and defense came together for the win.
Alyssa Barrett led Brevard with four goals while Sade Allen had three goals and an assist. Livia Harrienger and Kelly Kearnan each had two goals and Livia Harrienger had two assists. Allie McMillan and Nina Siu each had a tally.
Megan Hart led the Lions (3-7) with six goals while Savannah Gratz had two tallies and an assist. Lara Russell had a goal and two assists while Allie Brock had a goal and an assist. Alley Howell had two saves in net while allowing 13 goals on 19 shots faced.
The Tornados trailed early after scoring the first goal of the game just 55 seconds in. Hart and Brock led the lions to a 3-1 lead before Barrett tied the game with two goals with 10:07 left in the first half.
Hart gave her team a 4-3 lead with 6:19 left in the first half before the Tornados offense exploded for five unanswered goals over the final five minutes of the half. Allen scored twice while McMillan, Barrett, and Livia Harrienger each scored with under a minute left to make it 8-4 Brevard at the end of the first half.
Hart opened the scoring in the second half with three minutes gone before Allen answered 59 seconds later. Kearnan scored twice, the first tally coming at 23:24 and the second coming with 20 minutes left in the game. Livia built the Tornados lead to 12-5 with 19:03 left in the game.
The visitors scored the game’s five of the final six goals but the Tornados had built a comfortable lead and held on for the first win.
The Lions had a 26-19 edge in shots and a 14-11 advantage in draw controls. Brevard had 28 ground balls to Emmanuel’s 26 but was perfect on free position shots. Brevard had 21 successful clears while the guests had 14 on half the attempts.
The Tornados will look to win their second straight on Wednesday when they face Colorado State University-Pueblo. The game is set to start at 4 p.m.