Photo Courtesy of Matt Jones
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's lacrosse team fell to No. 7 Belmont Abbey Saturday afternoon at Tate Field in its final home contest of the season by a score of 16-2. The contest was shortened to four 8-minute quarters due to field conditions and a lightning delay of over an hour. Lees-McRae moves to 4-9 overall and 0-6 within conference play with the result Saturday.
The seventh-ranked Crusaders jumped on the Bobcats early and often Saturday. Belmont Abbey scored the first two goals on the day and 12 of the first 13 on their way to a decisive 16-2 victory over Lees-McRae.
Cameron Castle ended up taking the loss in goal for the Bobcats after stopping five of 29 shots faced against the Crusaders in a little over 21 minutes of action. Castle's loss moves his record to 4-9 on the 2019 campaign.
Lees-McRae will close out its season next Saturday when they make the long trip to Chowan University in another Conference Carolinas contest. First face-off between the Bobcats and Hawks is set for 1 p.m.