Photo Courtesy of Matt Jones
WILSON, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's lacrosse team dropped a close contest on the road at Barton College Saturday afternoon, 13-12. The loss moves Lees-McRae's record on the season to 3-5 overall and 0-3 within Conference Carolinas action.
As the final score would indicate, there was not a ton of separation between the Bulldogs and Bobcats. Neither team built more than a two-goal lead in the contest. The difference in the tilt came after the Bobcats netted a goal within the first minute of the fourth quarter to tie the score at 11. Barton scored less than a minute later and followed that up with another goal with a little under seven minutes to go to make the score 13-11. Lees-McRae did get within one after a goal with 1:34 to goal, but it ultimately ran out of time as the Bulldogs held on for the slim one-goal victory.
Individually, Alec Molander paced the team with five points against the Bulldogs with three goals and two assists. Freshman Jackson Galloway led the team in goals Saturday netting four. Craig Barr and Ethan Knight also posted multi-goal performances on the day with two goals each. Defensively, Benjamin Davidson had a good day forcing five Barton turnovers.
Senior Cameron Castle took the loss in goal for the Bobcats moving his record to 3-5 on the season. Castle stopped 12 of the 25 shots he faced Saturday, which translates to .480 save percentage. It marks the third-highest save percentage for Castle in a game this season.
Lees-McRae will be back in action next Saturday when it visits Emmanuel College (GA) for another Conference Carolinas matchup. The contest between the Lions and Bobcats is set for a 2 p.m. first face-off.