Joseph Marvin: Assistant Sports Information Director
Photo Credit: Kirsten McKaig
DANVILLE, Va. - The Brevard College Tornados Men's Lacrosse team (6-6, 3-3 USAS) returned to the .500 mark in impressive fashion by defeating the Averett Cougars (1-11, 0-6 USAS), 18-5, on Saturday afternoon in Danville, Virginia.
Averett took a slim, 2-1 lead after the first quarter before the Tornados took over, striking for five goals in the second to take a 6-3 lead at the half. BC's offense exploded for nine scores in the third quarter, shutting out the Cougars in the process, en route to the 18-5 victory.
Brevard College seniors Jackson McKaig and Hewitt Farr led the way for the Tornados offensively, as both enjoyed five goal, four assist performances. In addition to his offensive output, McKaig grabbed eight ground balls. Sophomore Sam Duffie found the back of the net four times as well as dishing out an assist, while seniors Sean Pratt (two goals), Jack Shade (one goal), and Chris Efenecy (one goal) rounded out Brevard's offensive showcase.
Robert Kokal and Daniel Ramos helped to anchor a strong defensive effort for the Tornado. Kokal tied his season-high for ground balls, snagging a game-high 14 against the Cougars. Ramos added nine ground balls, while senior goalkeeper Peyton Mooney recorded three saves and five ground balls.
Efenecy opened up the contest with his first goal of 2019, scoring at the 13:38 mark to give the Tornados a 1-0 lead. Averett answered by scoring back-to-back goals to close the first quarter out, taking a slim, 2-1 lead into the second period.
After the Cougars took a brief, 3-1 lead with 11:31 left in the second quarter, the Tornados began a streak of 15-straight goals over the course of the second, third, and fourth quarters. Over that span, the Tornados converted a man-up situation, as Farr sent a McKaig pass into the back of the net with 1:41 left in the second quarter.
The Tornados outscored the Cougars, 3-2 in the final quarter to cruise to victory, 18-5.
Brevard will return home on Saturday, April 20 for its Senior Day match against Huntingdon College. The match is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Ives-Lemel Family Field.
BC's senior class of Jackson McKaig, Huntley Davis, Chris Efenecy, Sean Pratt, Hewitt Farr, Jack Shade, Harrison Roberts, Raheem Brown, Paxton Brown, and Peyton Mooney will be honored at the ceremony.
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