Tusculum over powers Brevard in 17-9 victory on Saturday

Box Score

GREENEVILLE, TENN. – The Brevard College women’s lacrosse team were unable to escape an early deficit before falling, 17-9, to Tusculum on Saturday afternoon during South Atlantic Conference (SAC) play at Pioneer Field. The Tornados fall to 1-10 overall and 0-6 in the SAC while the Pioneers improve to 9-2 and 5-1.

Alyssa Barrett paced the Tornados with four goals and an assist while Caitlyn Nemeth had three tallies. Nina Siu had a goal and an assist while Kelly Kearnan also had a goal. Kat Harrienger, Allie McMillan, and Livia Harrienger each contributed with an assist while Shelby Arsenault had 11 saves in net.

Kelsey Crow had five goals and an assist while Cheyenne Bray had four goals and an assist to lead Tusculum. Three other players had multi-goal games. Kaitlin Winnie had five saves in net in 54:30 of action while Brook Wagner played the rest of the game allowing three goals with no saves.

Tusculum went up 3-0 over the first 10 minutes before Siu cut the lead to 3-1 with 19:20 left in the first half. The Pioneers went up 5-1 before Barrett scored her first marker of the game with 12:48 left in the opening half.

The Pioneers then scored five of the games six goals with a Barrett goal sandwiched in between to go ahead 10-3 at the half.

The Pioneers went up 12-3 with 3:55 gone in the second half before Nemeth and Barrett scored two goals in a span of 1:28 to make it 12-5. However, four straight goals by Tusculum helped them build a 16-5 lead with 12 minutes remaining.

Kearnan then scored with 8:25 left before the Pioneers scored their final tally of the afternoon with just under six minutes left. The Tornados then scored three straight goals over the final 2:22 of the game, including two goals by Nemeth with nine seconds and a second remaining to make it 17-9.

The Tornados were outshot 34-11 but had a 13-11 edge in the second half. They also won 14 of the 27 draw controls in the game.

Brevard will travel to Banner Elk, North Carolina to face Lees-McRae in a non-conference tilt on Wednesday with the game starting at 4 p.m.

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