BOONE, N.C. --- Senior Joshua Shingleton produced an eight-point game and a trio of Lees-McRae men's lacrosse players netted a hat trick while the team grabbed its first win on the season, 13-9, against Alderson Broaddus Sunday evening at Watauga High School in Boone, N.C.
The Bobcats (1-6) earned their first win in 44 games (1,122 days) and proved to be tough both physically and mentally by playing in their third contest in five games. The Battlers (0-2) remain winless on the young season despite a hat trick from Nicholas Williams.
Shingleton (Temecula, Calif.) scored the game-winner against Florida Tech Feb. 17, 2012 in overtime. That marked the last win for the Bobcats prior to tonight.
The senior tallied a trio of goals and dished out five assists.
Coach Darry Thornton's squad came out on fire early and grabbed a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Louis Parks (Mays Landing, N.J.) and Shingleton in a 35-second span.
Junior Blaine Stottlar (Clinton, N.Y.) continued his first quarter success with an unassisted goal with 4:36 remaining.
LMC stretched its lead to four, 7-3 when Dane Carney (Manchester, England) whipped a shot past Dom Moriarty in a man-up situation with 1:54 to go in the second. Shingleton dished out his second assist of the quarter on the play.
Both defense played strong throughout, but goals from Stottlar and Nick Lowe (Burlington, N.C.) made it 9-3.
Lowe's goal was the first of his career.
ABU responded with a 3-1 run after a pair of Williams's goals to cut the deficit to four, 10-6.
Shingleton delivered the knockout blow with two goals in a 39-second span in the fourth.
The Battlers' battled back with three unanswered goals to make it 12-9.
Stottlar dished out an assist to Carney with 64 ticks on the clock to put the icing on the win. Carney led all players with 11 shots.
Junior Tam Nguyen (New Hartford, N.J.) was one of three Bobcats with four groundballs.
ABU's Joshua Jakell won 14 faceoffs while grabbing a game-high 11 groundballs.
LMC outshot ABU 21-14 in the first half, but the Battlers held a 24-12 advantage in the second.
Freshman Jordan Lombardo (York, Pa.) was stellar in goal while amassing 16 saves.
LMC plays their fourth game in week when it welcomes Conference Carolinas foe Mount Olive to Tate Field Tuesday, March 17 at 2 p.m.