Tornados fall to Emmanuel on late goal

Box Score

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Brevard College’s women’s lacrosse took on Emmanuel College on Friday evening, losing to the host Lions 11-10. With the loss, Brevard drop to 1-1 overall.

Shelby Klotz was the initial draw control that started the match for the Tornados, with Kelly Kearnan getting a pass from Livia Harrienger that put the visitors up 1-0. Emmanuel (2-3) knotted up the score at 1-1 on the following play after winning the draw control and keeping the ball in their attacking third until finding the ideal shot.

Sade Allen won the ensuing draw control and pushed the ball and fired off the shot, but the Lions goalkeeper stopped the shot. Shelby Arsenault kept the game tied with a save on the other side, which gave the ball back to Brevard. The Tornados successfully cleared the ball and got it to Klotz, who put the royal blue and white ahead 2-1.

Emmanuel yet again knotted up the score at 2-2, and again at 3-3 after both sides scored on free position shots. Brevard yet again took the lead at 4-3 after an own goal by the Lions, and quickly took a two goal lead after Kearnan scooped up a groundball after an Emmanuel turnover and scored. Emmanuel countered with three-straight goals to take the lead, but Darden King and Sade Allen ended the half with goals to give BC the 7-6 lead heading into the intermission.

Brevard recreated its two-goal lead early in the second half after a Klotz goal five minutes in put the Tornados up 8-6. Nina Siu scored her first goal of the season midway through the frame to give Brevard the biggest lead of the evening at three. Emmanuel responded with three goals in a four minute span to retie it up at 9-9. With just over seven minutes remaining in the contest, Klotz scored her final goal of the contest to put BC ahead 10-9. The Tornados held the lead for over six minutes of scoreless action before a pair of Lions scores in the final minute gave the hosts the victory.

Klotz paced the offense with four goals and an assist for five points, with Kelly being the only other Tornado with multiple goals at two. Allen and King both logged a goal and assist for two points while Harrienger, Ashlea Mann, and Siu all chipped in a point.

Along with the two points, Allen ended the contest with four ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers. Kat Harrienger led the team with five ground balls.

Arsensault recorded nine saves in goal for the Tornados.

Brevard is back in action on Saturday, Mar. 5, when they host Tusculum in the 2016 home opener. The game is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m.

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