Five players scored twice for the Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Team (6-4, 3-1) en route to an 11-6 victory over Florida Tech (4-7, 2-4) in a Deep South Conference match Friday evening at Hustler Stadium.
L-R took control from the start, rolling out to a 6-0 lead after one period of play and holding on for the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior Imari Davis (San Diego, Calif.) tallied two goals and three assists while junior Sam Ashton (New Market, Md.) also scored a pair of goals to go along with two assists as the Bears won their second straight contest.
Florida Tech cut the lead to 7-5 on a goal by Andrew Conley (Orlando, Fla.) with 9:36 left in the fourth stanza but L-R put the match away with four consecutive goals.
Nick Gardner (Jupiter, Fla.) finished with two goals for the Panthers, who suffered their fifth straight loss.
In goal, Lenoir-Rhyne junior Steven McGhee (Durham, N.C.) earned the win and improved to 6-1 on the year after stopping 10 shots while Florida Tech's Eric Biller (Westminster, Md.) suffered the setback. Biller tallied 11 saves on the night.
L-R juniors Robert Darrow (Fort Myers, Fla.) and Tyler Kotch (Butler, Pa.) and sophomore Jon Hanlon (Haymarket, Va.) all connected with two goals in the win as well for the Bears, who held the edge in both shots taken (38-28) and ground balls (43-37).
Lenoir-Rhyne next faces Florida Southern in a Deep South Conference contest on Sunday in Lakeland, Fla., at 1:00 p.m. Florida Tech hosts MIT next Friday at 5:00 p.m.
IUP Women's Lacrosse Too Much For L-R
The Indiana (Pa.) Women's Lacrosse Team (3-0) remained unbeaten on the season with a 22-8 win over Lenoir-Rhyne (3-5) Friday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.
IUP's Alexa Lodovici (Voorhees, N.J.) led the way with a match-high six goals while Drew Hayden (Gibsonia, Pa.) and Colleen Berlin (Baltimore, Md.) added three goals each in the victory for the Crimson Hawks.
L-R, which suffered its fourth straight loss, received two goals each from sophomore Mary Minick (Marietta, Ga.) and freshman Sarah Gioconda (Apex, N.C.) in the setback.
The Crimson Hawks held an 8-4 advantage at intermission before breaking the contest open with 14 goals in the second half en route to the win.
IUP also held a 34-17 advantage in shots taken to go along with a 28-24 edge in ground balls in the triumph.
In goal, the Crimson Hawks' Chelsey Hipp (Clarksville, Md.) earned the win after stopping four shots while L-R sophomore goalkeeper Allison Senft (Marietta, Ga.) suffered the loss despite tallying six saves on the afternoon.
Kaitlin Sterling (Cranberry Township, Pa.) played the second half in goal for Indiana (Pa.) and was credited with three saves in the contest.
Lenoir-Rhyne plays again on Saturday, March 30, against the Savannah College of Art & Design beginning at 11:00 a.m., at Moretz Stadium. Indiana (Pa.) plays Pfeiffer on the road on Sunday starting at Noon.
Photo Courtesy: Tyler Kotch, L-R Athletics