BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Alec Molander produced a stellar game with five goals and four assists and junior Dane Carney exploded for six goals while the Lees-McRae men's lacrosse team defeated Point University, 16-6, Saturday afternoon at Tate Field in Banner Elk, N.C.
The Bobcats (2-6) had four players score multiple goals while Cameron Castle (Fort Collins, Colo.) made 12 saves in 53:20 minutes of action. The Skyhawks (4-6) committed 33 turnovers, including 22 in the first half.
Carney (Manchester, England) enjoyed a busy first quarter after scoring a pair of goals and assisting on Molander's (Saanichton, British Columbia) first goal.
Molander earned the assist on Carney's goal with 6:33 remaining in the first while Blaine Stottlar (Clinton, N.Y.) dished out one of his two assists on Carney's second goal.
LMC's defense was stout throughout the contest and held the Skyhawks scoreless for the first 21:16 of action.
Bobcats' Tanner Jones (Comox Valley, British Columbia) tallied one of LMC's seven second-quarter goals, scoring with 12:42 remaining.
Following a Molander goal, Carney found the back of the net on three occasions, in a span of 3:09. Jones, Stottlar and Molander delivered assists during the run.
The Bobcats notched a goal with 12 ticks left in the half when Molander scored on a Dillon Quinn (Greensboro, N.C.) assist.
Point cut the deficit to six, 11-5, halfway through the third, but Stottlar took control of the offense and netted a pair of goals, including a man-down one.
Molander was responsible for LMC's two goals in the fourth and senior Louis Parks (Mays Landing, N.J.) earned the assist on the latter goal.
Molander and Quinn had nine and eight groundballs, respectively.
The Bobcats held a 55-41 advantage in the shot category.
LMC travels to North Greenville Wednesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. for a Conference Carolinas game in Tigerville, S.C.
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