Wingate Earns First SAC Victory at Brevard

BREVARD, N.C.- It was a tale of two halves between the Brevard (0-5, 0-2 SAC) women's lacrosse team and Wingate (2-2, 1-2 SAC) as the Bulldogs pulled away for the 22-7 win over the Tornados on March 15 at the Tornados Lacrosse field.

Brevard's Emily Medvedeff took the Tornados into an early lead after gaining possession off a Bulldog turnover in the defensive end. Melissa Harris picked up the groundball and seeked out teammate Medvedeff for the first goal of the game.

The Tornados scored a two goal run when Mevedeff added her second goal at the 9:23 mark of the first half while teammate Megyn Terrell goosed in a goal off a groundball frenzy in front of the crease at the 7:23 mark to help the Tornados towards their best halftime difference of the season at 13-7.

Three players tallied two goals each for Brevard including Medvedeff, Jamila Brown and Julia Gasston.

Wingate distanced themselves during the second half with an eight goal run while Brevard was unable to find the back of the net.

Kaelin Evans led the Bulldogs with six goals while teammate Laura Swanson added in five.

Brevard finished the first half with 15 shots with Wingate at 22 but the Tornados were only able to gain two more in the second while Wingate added 17 more.

Brevard will travel to Mount Olive in a non-conference match-up on March 19th at 4:00 p.m.

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Brevard, N.C.---Wingate freshman attack Kaelin Evans (San Marcos, Calif.) recorded a season-high five goals to lead the Bulldogs to a 22-7 South Atlantic Conference victory over Brevard Saturday afternoon at the Brevard Lacrosse Field. The triumph is Wingate's first SAC victory in the program's history.

The Bulldogs outscored the BC Tornados 9-0 in the second half. Wingate improves to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the SAC. Brevard falls to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the SAC. The Bulldogs host Queens University of Charlotte Saturday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. The Brevard Tornados start a five-game road swing Wednesday, visiting the University of Mount Olive for a 4:00 p.m. tilt.

"We did a good job with the second half draw controls," Wingate head coach Caline Olmsted says. "We were able to step up our defensive pressure after halftime. In the first half, we did a good job with scoring goals in transition and getting good opportunities at the eight-meter line."

Freshman attacks Allie Holland (Ocala, Fla.) and Alexus Hess (Emmitsburg, Md.) and freshman midfields Morgan Insel (Plantation, Fla.) and Laura Swanson (Plantation, Fla.) had three goals each for the Bulldogs. Freshman midfield Jamila Brown (Raleigh, N.C.), freshman midfield Julia Gasston (Auckland, New Zealand) and freshman midfield Emily Medvedeff (Fairport, N.Y.) tallied two goals each for the host Tornados.

Medvedeff scored the game's first goal at the 27:14 mark. Wingate answered with a 7-1 run to take a 7-2 lead on an Evans goal with 17:30 remaining in the first half. Both Evans and Holland scored two goals each in the 7-1 flurry.

The Tornados rallied to cut the deficit to 13-7 at intermission. Wingate shut the door, as the Bulldogs did not allow Brevard to score after the break. Eight different Bulldogs scored goals Saturday.

Wingate had the advantage in shots 39-17 and ground balls 24-14. Bulldog freshman goalie Jayda Lynch (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) played 60 minutes. She had seven saves.


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