Tornados Top Bobcats to Win First-Ever Home Game

BREVARD, N.C.- Brevard College made history on Saturday afternoon by defeating the Lees-McRae Bobcats 11-4 in the first ever lacrosse game on the campus of Brevard College.

The Tornados (1-1) scored six unanswered goals over the final two quarters to hold off the Bobcats (0-1), who made it a one-score game at the 12:15 mark in the 3rd quarter before the run by BC put the game away.

Freshman Al Blackman led the Tornados with four goals and a pair of assists while teammates Blair Alexandersen and Andrew Bonnie each placed in a hat trick. Bonnie also added three assists for the Tornados.

Lees-McRae's Kyle Judge got the Bobcats on the board with the game's first goal less than three minutes into the action before Alexandersen tied the game at one apiece at the 10:06 mark.

The game was tied at 2-2 and later 3-3 before BC scored two straight to take a 5-3 lead into halftime, thanks to goals from Bonnie and then Blackman.

BC goalie Matthew Dropuljic collected 12 saves on the afternoon, and kept the Bobcats out of the net for the final 27:15 of action.

Brevard continues their three-game home stand against Mercy College on February 15th at 3:00 p.m.

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BREVARD, N.C. -- Lees-McRae played Brevard College tight in its season opener, but BC scored five third period goals on its way to handing LMC an 11-4 loss at Brevard Lacrosse Field Sunday afternoon in Brevard, N.C.

The Tornados (1-1) used a four-goal outburst from Al Blackman and an 11-6 faceoff advantage to claim the victory. The Bobcats (0-1) saw a pair of player's net two goals while only committing one turnover.

Bobcat senior Kyle Judge (Hampstead, Md.) put LMC out in front, 1-0, with a goal at the 12:01 mark of the first period.

LMC sophomore Schuylor Dickerson (Crozet, Va.) and Blackman each notched two goals to make tie it at 3 halfway through the second period.

Judge struck again in the third with 12:15 remaining while LMC trailed 5-4.

BC's Blair Alexandersen scored with one second remaining in the third period while the Tornados finished the match on a 6-0 run.

Judge and Dickerson netted a pair of goals and an assist each while Dominick Hamilton (Beech Mountain, N.C.) won six faceoffs. Freshman Mike Gregory (Greensboro, N.C.) stonewalled 11 shots.

Blackman paced the Tornados in goals while Alexandersen recorded a hat trick. Andrew Reilly accumulated 12 saves on the day.

LMC returns to action when it visits Lenoir-Rhyne Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Hickory, N.C.


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