Tornados snap three game skid with an 18-11 victory over CSU-Pueblo

Box Score

BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College men’s lacrosse team snapped a three game losing skid with a dominating 18-11 win over Colorado State University-Pueblo on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action

Anthony Alfonso and Matthew Dropuljic each had five goals and an assist for the Tornados (5-6). Adam Wiedemann had two goals and seven assists while David Buono and Sam Postma each had two tallies. Nick Bier and Brendan Friss also scored for Brevard.

Bier, Buono, and Josh Nicholson each contributed with an assist as well while Andy Reilly had 16 saves in net to earn the victory.

Nick Cervi, Jamil Modaffari, and Chas Welch led the Thunder Wolves (0-7) with two goals each. Five other Colorado State players had tallies. Cervi also had an assist while Nick Richards had 12 saves in net.

Both teams traded goals back and forth over the first 7:20 of the game, with Postma scoring twice for the Tornados. Alfonso gave Brevard a 3-2 lead with just under six minutes left in the first period with the extra man opportunity.

Alfonso, Dropuljic, and Buono extended the Tornados lead to 6-2 in the first 3:36. Welch answered for the guests but Dropuljic scored his second goal of the contest with 8:04 left. Cody Bolen responded for the Thunder Wolves with less than two minutes left in the first half.

The Tornados scored four straight goals in the first 5:40 of the second half to pull away and make it 11-4. The teams then traded goals for the rest of the period to make it 13-6 at the end of three quarters.

The visitors scored two straight to come within four goals but Wiedemann, Buono, and Alfonso all scored to put Brevard up 16-8 with eight and half to play. Again the teams traded goals back and forth but Brevard had built a comfortable lead and was able to hold on for the win.

Brevard was outs hot by a slim 42-39 margin but had 51 ground balls to the guests 33. They also had 20 of 27 successful clears along with going a perfect 3-for-3 on the extra man opportunity while holding its opponent to just 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Brevard returns to action on Saturday in Greeneville, Tennessee to face South Atlantic Conference foe, Tusculum, for a night game beginning at 7 p.m.

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