Brevard Outgunned by Visiting Shorter

BREVARD, N.C.- Brevard men's lacrosse (1-2, 0-0 SAC) lost 16-11 while hosting the Shorter Hawks (1-2) in the second home game of the season at Brevard Lacrosse Field on Saturday, February 22.

Shorter went on a three goal run starting the third quarter until Brevard's Andrew Bonnie slid one past goalkeeper Tanner Short making the score 9-5 with 9:12 left in the quarter. The quarter continued on a 1 for 1 goal run keeping Brevard down by five until the Hawks Joshua Skinner put a goal in with seconds remaining advancing the score 12-6 into the fourth quarter.

Alfsharif Blackman went 12-14 at the faceoff line to help the Tornados gain possession off the whistle.

The Tornados scored two back to back goals from Nelson Tarrant and Alsharif Blackman during the fourth quarter cutting the deficit down to four. Alsharif Blackman led BC with a hat-trick while teammates Mathew Dropuljic and Kris Mousseau put two each in the back of the net.

Brevard and Shorter stayed within one goal of each other during the second quarter until Shorter's Joshua Skinner ripped a goal past goalkeeper Andrew Reilly with 16 seconds remaining in the quarter. The goal put Shorter ahead 6-4 going into the third quarter.

Blackman led with two assists and seven groundballs with teammate Blair Alexandersen contributing two assists and four groundballs.

Brevard will travel for their next game against Young Harris at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26.

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Brevard, N.C.--Shorter men's lacrosse earned its first win of the season Saturday afternoon on the road at Brevard College, 16-11. The win improves the Hawks to 1-2 overall.

Shorter got on the board first, as Matt Kristiansen netted a goal with 9:14 to play in the first period. Brevard's Kris Mousseau tied the game a minute and half later, but the Hawks answered with three consecutive goals from Zachery Dirkse, Tyler Schott, and Jordan Butz. The Tornados scored with 1:13 remaining to give Shorter the lead 4-2 at the end of the first frame.

Both teams scored twice in the second quarter, and the Hawks led 6-4 at halftime.

Shorter scored three consecutive goals to open the third frame, and added three more in period to take a 12-7 lead into the final frame.

In the fourth period, Shorter netted four goals, as did Brevard, and the Hawks earned the win 16-11.

All in all, eight Hawks found the back of the net for Shorter, with Dirkse leading the way with five, followed by Joshua Skinner, Kyle VanKauwneberg, Jordan Butz, and Andrew King all with two. Kristiansen, Ben Janes and Tyler Schott all chipped in with one.

JR Willers started the game for the Hawks in goal, allowing four goals while making two saves in 15 minutes of play. Tanner Short got his first action of the season in goal, allowing seven goals and making eight saves in 45 minutes.

Shorter won 15 face-offs, while Brevard took 16. The Hawks held the advantage in groundballs 46-37, and were perfect in clear opportunities 8-8.

Shorter will be back in action Saturday, March 1, as Post University visits Ben Brady Field for a 7:00 pm game.


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