Nemeth records 100th career point in Tornados' victory over ConverseMarch 22, 2016
BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s lacrosse team hosted Converse College on Tuesday afternoon, defeating the visitors 10-8. With the win, the Tornados improve to 5-3 on the season.
Sophomore Caitlyn Nemeth reached a career milestone in the victory, as she became the first lacrosse player in Tornados’ history to record 100 points in a career. Needing eight to reach the feat, Nemeth did it on BC’s final goal of the game. She owns the single season and career records for a plethora of offensive records for the Tornados with only 21 games under her belt.
The two sides began the contest with back-and-forth goals, resulting in a 3-3 tie with 21:35 remaining in the half. Nemeth began the contest with a free position goal, countered by Converse (3-7) who knotted up the score 1-1. Shelby Klotz put the Tornados ahead off a pass from Nina Siu, but the visitors quickly responded again. Brevard won the ensuing draw control and wasted no time retaking as Klotz found Ashlea Mann who put the hosts back up one, but a draw control victory by Converse led to another equalizing tally by the visitors.
Converse won the following draw control and looked to take its first lead of the contest, but a caused turnover by Nemeth allowed Klotz to but BC back up one. The two paired up again after 12 minutes of scoreless action to take the two-point advantage, but back-to-back goals from Converse made it 5-5 heading into halftime.
Converse had a chance to take the lead early in the second half, but the initial shot attempt after the intermission was saved by Shelby Arsenault. The Tornados were able to break the tie seven minutes into the half after Nemeth scooped up a ground ball and got the ball past the goalkeeper. Brevard added to the lead with two scores from Nemeth sandwiching a Klotz tally to make it a four-goal game at 9-5. Converse ended the run with a goal, but Nemeth kept the advantage at four with her 100th career point off the pass from Kelly Kearnan. Converse added two more scores, but couldn’t get any more before the final whistle was blown.
Nemeth paced the offense with five goals and three assists for eight points, while tying for the most ground balls on the team with three and caused turnovers with two. Klotz matched her career-high with four goals and an assist for five points.
Amber Breedy recorded two caused turnovers to give her 20 on the season, setting the program record for most in a season.
Arsenault earned the victory in goal with 11 saves.
Brevard returns to action on Monday, Mar. 28, when they host Lenoir-Rhyne at 4:00 p.m.