The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Lacrosse Team (1-1) picked up its first win of the 2012 season and its first victory under Head Coach Sue Reuschle with a 19-3 triumph over Catawba (0-1) Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.
L-R junior Sarah Minick (Marietta, Ga.) led all scorers with
five goals while freshman Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.) added four goals and two assists to spearhead the Bears' win.
Catawba's goals were scored by Samantha Santoli (Nesconset, N.Y.), Ana Cooke (Fairfax, Va.) and Chelsey Ferraro (Tampa, Fla.). L-R raced to an 11-2 halftime lead and never looked back as the Indians fell in their first-ever women's lacrosse match.
Lenoir-Rhyne freshman Mary Minick (Marietta, Ga.) added two goals and three assists as the Bears held a 40-12 advantage in shots taken and a 50-30 edge in ground balls.
Sophomors Brittany Brew (Wilmington, N.C.), Rachel Hall (Durham, N.C.) and Kaelyn Bildsten (Westerville, Ohio) all scored two goals each as well for the Bears. In addition, L-R saved 13 shots on the afternoon while Catawba stopped seven shots on the day.
Lenoir-Rhyne plays at Limestone on Tuesday beginning at 4:00 p.m., while Catawba hosts Rollins on Sunday at Noon. L-R's next home match will take place on Saturday, February 25, against Pfeiffer beginning at Noon.
Queens Men's Lacrosse Edges Lenoir-Rhyne, 10-8
The Queens Men's Lacrosse Team (1-0) was successful in its 2012 season opener with a 10-8 win over Lenoir-Rhyne (0-2) Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.
The Royals' Corey Geroy (Horseheads, N.Y.), Nick Wilkinson (Huntingtown, Md.) and Jason Krogulski (Naperville, Ill.) all scored twice for Queens, who rallied from a 4-1 first-period deficit to take the win. Lenoir-Rhyne freshman Ned Kaish (Atlanta, Ga.) led all scorers with three goals while Miles Britton (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) added two goals and two assists in the losing effort.
Queens held the edge in shots taken (32-30) and ground balls (33-31) while the Royals' Andrew Hyland (Fairfield, Conn.) was credited with the victory in goal after stopping nine shots on the afternoon.
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Tyler Kotch (Butler, Pa.), an All-Deep South Conference First-Team honoree last season, also scored twice while sophomore Steven McGhee (Durham, N.C.) and senior Patrick Stasio (Williamsville, N.Y.) both tallied three saves for the Bears.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to take on conference-rival Mars Hill next Saturday beginning at 2 p.m., at Moretz Stadium. Queens hosts Saint Leo on Sunday, February 26, at Noon.
Photo Courtesy: Lauren Donovan, LRU Athletics