Tornados prevail in high-scoring game against NewberryMarch 30, 2016
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Brevard College’s women’s lacrosse team took on Newberry on the road on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the host Wolves 16-10. With the victor, Brevard improves to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in South Atlantic Conference play.
Brevard took the lead early in the contest, scoring a pair of goals in the opening five minutes of play. Shelby Klotz scored the first goal of the contest followed by Caitlyn Nemeth a minute later off a Newberry (5-5, 1-3 SAC) turnover. The Wolves cut the Torandos’ lead in half with their first goal, but a quick response from Allie McMillan and Nemeth extended the lead to three at 4-1.
Following seven minutes of defensive ball, Newberry scored a goal and added another one after a yellow card by Brevard gave the hosts a man-up opportunity. Nemeth won the ensuing draw control and quickly pushed the ball into Brevard’s attack zone and ended Newberry’s rally with a score. In the same minute, Brevard added another goal as Klotz won the following draw control and got the ball to Darden King who recreated the royal blue and white’s three-goal advantage at 6-3.
Newberry made another push to knot up the score with a pair of late goals to make it 6-5 with 3:24 remaining in the half, but a draw control by Nemeth allowed Klotz to score her second goal of the game. The Wolves won the draw control after the goal, but drew a yellow card giving Brevard the ball and a man-up opportunity. Livia Harrienger found Nemeth cutting towards the goal for the score with 1:20 remaining in the half. Brevard went into halftime with an 8-6 lead, as Newberry was able to add one more goal before the intermission.
Brevard took control of the contest in the second half, outscoring Newberry 8-2 over a 20 minute span to take a 16-8 lead. Nemeth opened up the half with a quick goal off a pass from Shelby Arsenault, followed by a score from Ashlea Mann who got her first goal of the contest after a failed clear attempt by Newberry. The Wolves responded with a goal, but another back-to-back spree with goals from Nemeth and Kelly Kearnan extended the lead to 12-7. The Wolves got one more goal in before Klotz, Mann, Kearnan and Nemeth made it an eight-goal game.
Nemeth led the team with seven goals and an assist for eight points in the victory. Klotz chipped in three goals for her third-consecutive hat trick. Mann and Kearnan both logged two goals while Harrienger posted a team-high two assists. Mann and Nemeth both recorded four draw controls to lead the team.
King anchored the defense with two caused turnovers and two ground balls. Arsenault also recorded two caused turnovers while also recorded a team-high three groundballs and eight saves.
With its second conference win, the team sets another record for most SAC wins in a season.
Brevard is back in action on Saturday, April 2, when they take on Lincoln Memorial on the road at 4:00 p.m.