Women's Lacrosse Offense Improves, But Brevard Prevails, 21-7

Women's lacrosse action
Christianna Louzan (white jersey) had three goals and five draw controls in a Mar. 7, 2018, loss at Brevard. (Steven R. Smith)

BREVARD, N.C. – Sophomore midfielder Christianna Louzan (Manchester, N.J.) scored three goals and freshman midfield/attack Jashima Brathwaite (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) added two goals and an assist, but the Felician University women's lacrosse team was defeated, 21-7, by host Brevard College on Wednesday afternoon at Ives-Lemel Field.

Playing its third game in four days, Felician (0-4) produced its highest scoring total of the year, and came with one goal of the program single-game record. Freshman Malikah Croom (Plainsboro, N.J.) and sophomore Winnie Huang (Parlin, N.J.) also scored for the Golden Falcons.

Senior attack/midfield Nina Siu (Greensboro, N.C.) led Brevard (2-5) with nine goals.

The Tornados needed just three minutes 16 seconds, to jump out to a 3-0 lead. The teams traded goals before an unassisted score by Brathwaite with 23:15 to go until halftime made it 4-2. Brevard, however, rattled off the game's next four scores, two each by Siu and Victoria Hayes (Freehold, N.J.) to open up an 8-2 edge.

Louzan picked up her first of the day at the 13:21 mark of the first period. Four of the next five markers went to the Tornados, who began to open up some breathing room at 12-4. Louzan talied again at 0:39, but the Golden Falcons gave up a goal at 0:14 to head into the break trailing, 13-5.

Brevard found the back of the net twice in the first 2:11 of period two for a 15-5 bulge. Twice, Felician temporarily put a halt to running time, but after Huang's goal at the 18:00 mark, the visitors did not score again.

The Tornadoes amassed a 43-16 shot advantage, including 27-9 in period one. Felician sophomore goalie Qamar Smith (Carteret, N.J.) made a season-high 13 saves and added two ground balls. Brathwaite enjoyed a strong two-way game with three ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers, and Louzan also controlled five draws for the Golden Falcons.

Hayes finished with six goals for Brevard. Tornado senior goalie Shelby Arsenauolt (Shallow Lake, Ontario) earned the victory with six saves, and senior Kelly Kearnan accumulated two goals, one assist, six ground balls, six draw controls, and three caused turnovers.

Felician faces a 12-day competitive layoff before beginning Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action against Post University on Mar. 20 in Waterbury, Conn.