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David Fernandes scored five goals in the first quarter (photo by Andrew Hollingshead)David Fernandes scored five goals in the first quarter (photo by Andrew Hollingshead)

Tusculum defeats Alderson Broaddus 25-7 to wrap up inaugural season

Fernandes nets five and Boyd and Asmundson score four each in win

Box Score

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- David Fernandes scored five goals, all in the first quarter, and Ben Boyd and Kellen Asmundson added four goals apiece as Tusculum College wrapped up its inaugural season of men's lacrosse with a 25-7 victory over Alderson Broaddus University Thursday night at Pioneer Field.

The Pioneers (5-8) set season highs for goals, shots (68), ground balls (52), caused turnovers (18), opponent turnovers (35) and man-up goals (4) against the Battlers (0-13). Eleven different players scored goals for Tusculum in the victory.

Fernandes scored all five of his goals in a span of 9 1/2 minutes in the opening quarter to help the Pioneers to a 7-3 lead. Asmundson netted a pair of goals in the second quarter as Tusculum led 15-4 at intermission.

In the third quarter, Jack Timerson had a pair of goals to boost the Pioneer lead to 20-5, and Asmundson and Boyd each scored twice during a five-goal fourth quarter.

Tusculum excelled with the man advantage in the game, scoring four times in five extra-man opportunities. Timerson, Fernandes, Asmundson and Boyd each scored man-up goals for the Pioneers, while the man-down defense killed off all five Battler opportunities.

Timerson finished with three goals and an assist for the Pioneers, while Sean Gilbane and Steven Raimondi each scored twice. Darrin Wilson had a goal and two assists for Tusculum, with single goals coming from Ross Parsons, Jake Smith, Timothy Drumtra and Benjamin Thompson.

Nick Williams led Alderson Broaddus with three goals, with one goal each coming from Joe Ravenell, Keir Yonge, Joel Hicks and Isaiah Sager.

On defense, Smith excelled for the Pioneers with a game-high nine ground balls to go along with three caused turnovers. Boyd had three ground balls and three caused turnovers, while Parsons and Coogan Lethco had five ground balls apiece.

On faceoffs, Thomas Loudon won 12-of-26 and had seven ground balls for the Pioneers. Josh Jakell went 12-for-19 at the dot for the Battlers, collecting a team-high nine ground balls in the process.

John Perrucci played the first three quarters in goal for the Pioneers, finishing with eight saves while allowing just five goals. Eddie Schoenig played the fourth quarter and finished with three saves.

For Alderson Broaddus, Josh McCullough had eight saves in 40 minutes of action with Andrew Fox tallying four saves in 20 minutes between the pipes.

Boyd finished the season as the Pioneers' leader in both goals (26) and points (34), while Asmundson added 22 goals and Fernandes netted 15. Wilson had a team-high 12 assists and ranked third on the team with 22 points, with Timerson also hitting double figures in both goals (11) and assists (10).

On defense, Chapman led the Pioneers with 51 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers, followed closely by Smith with 50 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers.

In goal, Perrucci tallied 149 saves and a .532 save percentage to go along with a 12.16 goals against average. Schoenig appeared in six games and had a 12.11 goals against average and 22 stops.

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