Cougars Cruise Past Tornados in Season-Finale

Cougars Cruise Past Tornados in Season-Finale

Joseph Marvin: Assistant Sports Information Director

Photo Credit: Thom Kennedy '21 Instagram @thomkphoto 

DANVILLE, Va. - The Brevard College Tornados Women's Lacrosse team (6-10, 3-8 USAS) fell to the Averett University Cougars (13-4, 9-2 USAS) by a final of 22-3 on Friday morning in Danville, Virginia. 

The Cougars took control early and never looked back, leading the contest from beginning to end. Averett scored 16 unanswered goals in the first half before outscoring Brevard 6-3 in the second half. 

As a team, Brevard snagged eight ground balls while controlling six draw controls. Seniors Jezika Gunter and Hunter Denney each scored goals to conclude their careers with the Tornados. Gunter scored twice for Brevard, while Denney added one goal. 

In 2019, the Tornados finished with six victories for the second-straight season. Brevard's 6-3 start through the season's first nine games was the best start in the program's six-year history. 

All told, the Tornados had four players eclipse the 20 goal mark this season. Junior midfielder Micaiah Vacchiano led all BC players with 39 goals and 42 points.

Denney concludes her Tornado career with 37 goals alongside 13 assists for 50 career points. Denney dished out a team-high 12 assists alongside 23 goals for a total of 35 points in the 2019 season. 

Gunter concludes her career at BC with 26 career goals and 27 career points. Gunter scored 20 goals this season, including a career-high six-goal performance on February 9 against Brenau. 

Freshmen Hannah Scharf and Katherine Collins left their mark this season for the Tornados. Both Scharf and Collins took home USA South weekly honors during the course of the 2019 campaign.

Scharf finishes her first season as a Tornado with 21 goals, five assists, 26 points, and 39 draw controls. 

Collins (6-10) started in goal in every single game for the Tornados this season, tallying 107 saves. 

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