Late run pushes Brevard past Lincoln MemorialApril 3, 2016
HARROGATE, Tenn. – Brevard College’s women’s lacrosse team took on Lincoln Memorial University on Sunday afternoon, besting the South Atlantic Conference foe 11-10. With the victory, the Tornados improve to 7-4 overall and 3-3 in SAC play.
Lincoln Memorial (3-8, 0-4 SAC) opened up the contest with a pair of goals, but a 4-0 counter from the Tornados flipped the advantage. Nina Siu ignited the rally with a goal two minutes after the LMU tallies, followed by three-straight from Caitlyn Nemeth. The hosts responded with another pair of goals to knot it up at 4-4, but another pair of Nemeth scores recreated the Tornados’ two-goal lead. The sides went into halftime tied as LMU scored two more goals before the buzzer, including one in the final second of play.
LMU retook the lead on the opening possession of the second half, winning the first draw control after the intermission and scored on a free position shot. Brevard’s Ashlea Mann won the ensuing draw control, pushing the ball into Brevard’s attack zone which allowed Kelly Kearnan to knot up the score 7-7. The hosts were able to take advantage of a failed clear attempt by the Tornados to take the lead again, adding to the lead after seven minutes of scoreless action to extend the lead to two.
Nemeth quickly erased the deficit with a pair of goals, leading to another segment of defensive play. Shelby Klotz got an attempt to put the visitors ahead, but her attempt was saved. Nemeth recovered the ball for Brevard and found Allie McMillan who was able to get the ball past the LMU goalkeeper. Klotz won the following draw control which allowed Nemeth to add a goal to the Tornados’ lead with what would be the game-winning goal.
Nemeth paced the offense with eight goals and an assist for nine points, while tying Mann for the most draw controls for Brevard in the win with three. Siu, McMillan and Kearnan all logged goals while Livia Harrienger recorded an assist.
Shelby Arsenault stopped 10 shots, her fifth-consecutive game with double-digit saves.
The win marks the first time the program has won a contest in the state of Tennessee.
The Tornados are back in action on Wednesday, April 6, when they host UVa.-Wise at 4:00 p.m.