BOONE, N.C. --- The duo of Dalton Lamb and Blaine Stottlar combined for nine goals while the Lees-McRae dropped a heartbreaker, 16-13, to North Greenville in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon at Watauga High School in Boone, N.C.
The Crusaders (1-4, 1-0 CC) used a seven-goal third quarter while Dieter Treusdell overcame an eight-turnover performance to score five goals. The Bobcats (0-4, 0-2) scored 13 goals for the first time since Feb. 17, 2012 (vs. Florida Tech).
Both teams combined to go 35-for-41 in clears while LMC forced 22 turnovers.
The Bobcats took advantage of aggressive play from NGU by tallying two man-up goals in the first quarter while Stottlar (Clinton, N.Y.) continued his first quarter success.
Stottlar has tallied a first-quarter goal in every contest this season.
The Crusaders' Drew Warren put the visitors up 5-4 with 13:46 remaining in the second.
Coach Darry Thornton's squad dominated over the next quarter of play by scoring five unanswered goals.
NGU retorted with a 7-0 run, powered by a pair of Treusdell goals and an assist while Drew Wassenaar dished out an assist and a goal.
A resilient Bobcat squad clawed back into it with a 4-0 run while Lamb (Clemmons, N.C.) and Stottlar combined for all four goals.
Stottlar scored the goal of the game with a no-look backhanded shot at the 7:38 mark in the fourth.
The Crusaders' Wassenaar tallied two unassisted goals in the final 3:21 while NGU finished the game on a 3-0 run.
Both offenses were evenly matched in shots (38-37) while Louis Parks led LMC with six groundballs. Tam Nyugen forced three turnovers.
The Bobcats head south to battle Florida Southern Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in Lakeland, Fla.
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