Written by Staff Reports
Sunday, 24 February 2013 09:15
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Team (1-3, 0-1) could not overcome a nine-goal deficit and its rally fell short in a 14-11 loss to Mars Hill (3-0, 1-0) in the Deep South Conference opener Saturday afternoon at Meares Stadium. The Lions' Kile
Garrett (Nashville, Tenn.) scored four goals as Mars Hill jumped out to a 9-0 advantage in the second period and held on for the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior Sam Ashton (New Market, Md.) led the Bears with four goals and a pair of assists despite the loss.
The Bears began to work their way back into the match with a pair of goals in the final 41 seconds before intermission and trailed by a 9-2 score at the break.
Lenoir-Rhyne then sliced the lead to 10-6 entering the final period but Garrett scored three of Mars Hill's four final-period goals in the victory.
Will Scott (Mooresville, N.C.) and Jimmy McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) both tallied three goals as well for the Lions in the victory.
L-R also received two goals each from junior Robert Darrow (Fort Myers, Fla.) and sophomores Connor Squires (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Ned Kaish (Atlanta, Ga.) in the setback.
Lenoir-Rhyne lost despite holding the edge in both shots taken (42-41) and ground balls (38-31) and sophomore Alex Squires (Lawrenceville, Ga.) suffered the loss in goal.
L-R's reserve goalkeeper, junior Steven McGhee (Durham, N.C.), notched 10 saves on the day while Patrick McMahon (Amherst, N.Y.) earned the victory in goal for the Lions after stopping 14 shots.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns home to host Catawba next Saturday in a Deep South Conference match at Moretz Stadium beginning at 2:00 p.m. Mars Hill hosts Seton Hill (Pa.) on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., as well.