BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Peyton Taylor and Greg Wallace scored four goals each and teammates Davis Thompson and Carson Buckner added three apiece as Birmingham-Southern handed the Brevard men's lacrosse team its first loss of the season, 19-7, on Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers grabbed control of the game early, posting a 2-0 lead at just over the midway point of the first quarter, following goals by Bucker and Justin Dennis. McKaig drove home the first Brevard goal at the 5:58 mark, but Birmingham-Southern upped the advantage to 4-1 following scores by Wallace and Christian Englehart in succession.
McKaig again found the back of the net for Brevard, notching goals at the 3:04 and 2:26 mark of the first quarter, slicing the deficit to 4-3, before Wallace added his second goal of the frame as Birmingham-Southern led 5-3.
The Panther offense controlled much of the second quarter, using three goals by Taylor and one each from Buckner and Thompson to lead 11-5 at the intermission. Brevard's goals came via Shade and Hunziker, who scored on a pass from McKaig.
A six-goal third quarter, which included a pair from Wallace, allowed Birmingham-Southern to extend its lead to 16-6. The lone score for the Tornados came off the stick of Hunziker, who came through with an unassisted strike.
Thompson added his final goal of the contest at the 14:34 mark of the fourth which was followed by McKaig's final score of the afternoon. Birmingham-Southern took advantage of goals from Buckner and Carson to complete the 12-point win.
Birmingham-Southern's Matt Quill made seven saves in the contest, while Xza Holmes-Copeland made 11 saves for the Tornados.
The Tornados return to the field on Wednesday, Feb. 14, when they host Emmanuel at 4 p.m.