Barrett nets seven as Brevard picks up first conference win in program history

Box Score

BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College women’s lacrosse team picked up its first South Atlantic Conference (SAC) victory in program history, with a dominating 20-2 win over Lincoln Memorial University on Saturday afternoon.

The Tornados improve to 2-11 overall and 1-6 in conference play while the Railsplitters fall to 1-10 and 0-8 in the SAC.

Alyssa Barrett led the Brevard with a season-high seven goals along with two assists while Caitlyn Nemeth had five goals and two helpers. Heather Morris picked up two tallies and dished out two assists while Kat Harrienger had two goals.

Sade Allen and Kelly Kearnan had a goal and an assist each while Nina Siu and Livia Harrienger each had a goal. Allie McMillan dished out an assist as well. Shelby Arsenault picked up her second win in net while making two saves in the first half while Kayla Henderson played the entire second half with two stops.

Autumn Beddington and Bre’Asia James each tallied for the Railsplitters while Shannon Novak turned away 18 saves, including 11 in the first half.

The Tornados opened the scoring and never looked back as Barrett scored four of Brevard’s first five goals in the first 7:02. Nemeth had a goal sandwiched between the first two goals of the game. Allen then made it 6-0 in the tenth minute before Livia Harrienger and Kearnan picked up tallies midway through the first half.

Barrett scored 11 seconds after Kearnan’s goal with Morris scoring with 12 minutes left in the first half. Three more goals gave the Tornados a 14-0 halftime lead, including one from Kat Harrienger and two from Nemeth.

After a Nemeth goal in the first two minutes of the second half, James finally got the Railsplitters on the scoreboard three minutes into the half. Morris answered for the hosts before Beddington scored the final goal for the visitors with less than 20 minutes remaining.

Brevard went on to score five more goals over the last 18 minutes including two from Barrett. The Tornados tripled the shot total of Lincoln Memorial with a 41-10 advantage and won 13 of 23 draw controls.

The Tornados also had 42 groundballs compared to the visitors 20 while only turning the ball over 13 times in the game. The Tornados were successful on 19-of-21 clear attempts and scored on two free position shots.

The Tornados have two more home games left in the regular season with the first coming next Tuesday as they host Chowan. The game will begin at 3:30 p.m.

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