BOONE, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men's lacrosse team fell victim to an 11-goal first period attack from No. 11 Pfeiffer while dropping its Conference Carolinas opener, 25-2, Sunday afternoon at Watauga High School in Boone, N.C.
The Falcons (3-0, 1-0 CC) controlled the tempo early while registering 31 shots in the first half and winning 25 of the 30 face offs. The Bobcats (0-3, 0-1) defense caused 18 turnovers while being successful on 15-of-16 clear attempts.
Pfeiffer's Tucker Hammock notched two of his game-high six goals in the first 58 seconds while Elliot Gilbert chipped in with a pair to give PU a 7-0 lead.
The Falcons' Steven Tilmon ripped of a three-goal scoring spree before another pair of Hammock goals pushed the lead to 18, 18-0.
LMC's Schuylor Dickerson (Crozet, Va.) put LMC on the board in the waning seconds of the second period when he scorched a shot past Joe Capstaff, 19-1.
Dickerson notched another goal with 1:28 remaining in the third period after receiving a pass from Louis Parks (Mays Landing, N.J.).
The Falcons tallied four unanswered goals in the fourth to cap off the scoring.
PU's Cole Paciejewski scooped a team-high six groundballs while Khalid Stukes won 13 face offs.
LMC junior Dalton Lamb (Clemmons, N.C.) led the team with five shots, including four on goal while Dominick Hamilton (Beech Mountain, N.C.) claimed three face off wins. Freshman Mike Gregory (Greensboro, N.C.) collected eight saves.
The Bobcats return to action Saturday at 2 p.m. with a trip to battle Wingate in Wingate, N.C.
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