L-R freshman attacker Torrey Schwitkis (San Diego, Calif.) and senior midfielder Hayley Beattie (Lebanon, N.J.) both scored twice despite the loss.
Rollins held an 11-9 edge after a free position goal by Lenoir-Rhyne junior midfielder Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.) with 20:07 remaining in the second half but the Tars responded by scoring six of the last seven goals of the match.
Tyler Thomas (Winter Park, Fla.) also scored three times for Rollins while Elyse De Lisle (Windermere, Fla.) earned the win in goal. De Lisle finished with 12 saves.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior goalkeeper Amanda Cotto (Fort Myers, Fla.) took the loss despite totaling eight saves. Rollins held the edge in both shots taken (36-30) and ground balls (24-21) in the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to face Wingate in a South Atlantic Conference match on Saturday at Moretz Stadium beginning at Noon. Rollins plays Limestone in Gaffney, S.C., on Saturday at Noon as well.
Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Makes It Six Straight Wins, 17-10 Over Wingate
The No. 14 Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Team (7-2, 4-0) remained in sole possession of first place in the South Atlantic Conference with a 17-10 win over Wingate (5-5, 1-4) Wednesday evening at Moretz Stadium.
L-R junior attacker Jay Goldsmith (Jamestown, N.C.) led all scorers with five goals as the Bears won their sixth straight match and prevailed in its regular season home finale.
This marks Goldsmith's second five-goal match of the season. Goldsmith also has a team-leading 20 goals on the year.
Wingate was led by Austin Murphy (Orillia, Ontario, CANADA) with three goals and three assists in the losing effort.
Lenoir-Rhyne held a 10-7 advantage early in the second half before putting the contest away by scoring the final four goals of the third period capped off by a score from freshman attacker Mike Hanlon (Haymarket, Va.).
Hanlon finished with three goals and two assists as well for the Bears, who held a 48-33 advantage in shots taken for the evening.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior goalkeeper Alex Squires (Lawrenceville, Ga.) earned the win after stopping eight shots while senior midfielder Sam Ashton (New Market, Md.) added two goals and two assists in the victory.
For Wingate, Tanner Kotch (Butler, Pa.) also scored twice while Jacob Ormerod (Lake Mary, Fla.) suffered the loss in goal despite stopping 10 shots on the evening.
Lenoir-Rhyne faces Queens in a league showdown on Saturday at 4:00 p.m., in Charlotte, N.C., while Wingate returns home to host Shorter on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.