Alfonso scores four against nationally-ranked Trojans

Box Score

BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s men’s lacrosse hosted No. 12 Mount Olive on Wednesday afternoon, losing to the visiting Trojans 15-6. With the loss Brevard drops to 0-2.

For the second-consecutive game, the freshmen duo of Jackson McKaig and Kyle Hunziker teamed up for the first Tornados goal of the contest as Hunziker found McKaig who knotted up the score against Mount Olive (1-0) 1-1. Of McKaig’s four goals in the early stages of the season, three have been assisted by McKaig.

Hunziker scored his first goal of the season in the second frame, scoring an unassisted point to cut the deficit in half to one at 3-2. Anthony Alfonso also chipped in a goal before halftime, as Brevard matched Mount Olive in scoring during the second period 2-2 to make it 5-3 heading into the intermission.

The Trojans extended the lead in the third period, scoring the first five goals of the frame to go up 10-3. Alfonso stopped the streak with a goal in the final minute of the period. Following three-straight goals from the Trojans, Alfonso scored back-to-back goals in less than 50 seconds with Brendan Friss earning assists on both.

Alfonso led the team with a season-high four goals off six shots. Friss tallied three assists while Hunziker had a goal and assist for two points and McKaig finished with one score. Dennis Rammacher and Josh Nicholson both caused three turnovers, while Natron Curtis scooped up a team-best three ground balls.

In goal, Peyton Mooney got his second start, stopping 18 shots during the contest.

Brevard is back in action on Sunday, Feb. 21 when they travel to take on Alabama-Hunstsville.

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