Photo Courtesy of Matt Jones
BOONE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's lacrosse team picked up its second consecutive victory as it knocked off Wilmington (Del.) University by a score of 15-11 Saturday afternoon at Watauga High School. The win pushes Lees-McRae's record on the season to 2-2, which already matches the program's win total from all of last season.
Saturday's contest was one that had several runs by both teams. The Wildcats got the jump on the Bobcats netting two goals within the first minute of the game. Lees-McRae battled back, however, to score the next seven goals to build a 7-2 advantage. After a pair of goals in the third quarter by Lees-McRae made it 12-5, the Wildcats clawed within one goal of the Bobcats, 12-11, going to the fourth and final quarter. Lees-McRae played well in the fourth shutting out the Wildcats in the final frame, while adding three insurance goals to close out the win.
Seven different Bobcats picked up points in Saturday's victory. To nobody's surprise, senior Alec Molander led the charge for Lees-McRae totaling 10 points (4g, 6a) on the day. Ryan Beauchamp and Ethan Knight both netted three goals each, while Landon Barrow, Jackson Galloway, Jack Callahan and Craig Barr accounted for the other five goals for the victorious Bobcats.
Senior goalkeeper Cameron Castle picked up his second win in as many starts Saturday. Castle, who moves his record to 2-2 on the season, made 12 saves on 22 chances on the day.
The Bobcats will get their first taste of Conference Carolinas play next weekend as they welcome the University of Mount Olive to the High Country on Saturday. First face-off for that tilt is set for 1 p.m. from Watauga High School in Boone.