The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (19-28) increased its winning streak to eight games with an 11-2 victory over Pfeiffer (26-21) Saturday afternoon at Bears Field.




L-R junior Jeremy Coburn (Louisburg, N.C.) earned the victory after allowing just one run over eight innings of work. Coburn (5-4) scattered five hits to go along with eight strikeouts for his third straight win.


Lenoir-Rhyne took control early with a four-run first inning and scored the first 11 runs of the contest before Pfeiffer finally crossed the plate in the eighth inning.


Lenoir-Rhyne junior designated hitter Brantley Rumford (Rock Hill, S.C.) and junior outfielder Ivan Vieitez (Miami, Fla.) both finished with three hits and three runs scored as the Bears totaled 17 hits in the contest.


L-R sophomore third baseman Josh Murphy (Hudson, N.C.) added a two-run double in the seventh inning as the Bears put the contest away with four runs in the frame.


For Pfeiffer, Keith Little (Mooresville, N.C.) fell to 4-4 on the year after suffering the loss while Kyle Hackney (Pittsboro, N.C.) and Anthony Allende (Mount Pleasant, N.C.) drove in runs despite the setback.


Lenoir-Rhyne wraps up the regular season against Limestone on Monday afternoon at Bears Field. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m.



L-R Men's Track Finishes Second At SAC Championships



The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Track and Field Team finished second overall at the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championships which concluded Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track and the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.


L-R finished with 156 points overall while Wingate won the event with 231 points. On the women's side, Queens placed first with 208 points while Lenoir-Rhyne (89 points) finished fourth.


Lenoir-Rhyne junior Jarrod Spears (Bunnlevel, N.C.) won the men's 100-meter dash (10.71) and placed second overall in the men's 200-meter dash with a time of 21.82 seconds.


Spears was also part of the Lenoir-Rhyne men's 400-meter (42.14) and 1,600-meter (3:27.22) relay teams, which both finished second overall.


L-R sophomore Kevin Baxter (Columbia, S.C.) won a conference crown in the men's 110-meter hurdles (14.20 seconds) as well. Baxter has the nation's-best time in the event (13.81) and has already qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships in May 22-24 in Allendale, Mich.


In the women's competition, freshman Brooke Robinson (Newton, N.C.) won the 400-meter dash (56.54) and finished third in the 200-meter dash (25.76). For her efforts, Robinson was named the South Atlantic Conference Women's Track and Field Freshman Of The Year.


Sophomore Vertrice Wilson (Carrollton, Ga.) also had a strong performance for the Bears, finishing second in both the women's discus throw (122'4") and the women's 100-meter hurdles (14.98).


Lenoir-Rhyne will next compete in the Penn Relays beginning on Thursday, April 24, in Philadelphia, Pa.


2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference

Track and Field Championships

April 18-19, 2014 - Final Results

Hickory, N.C.

Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex

Irwin Belk Track



1. Wingate 231

2. Lenoir-Rhyne 156

3. Mars Hill 127

4. Queens 112

5. Carson-Newman 93

6. Anderson 28

7. Brevard 25



1. Queens 208

2. Wingate 199

3. Anderson 114.5

4. Lenoir-Rhyne 89

5. Mars Hill 85

6. Carson-Newman 53.3

7. Brevard 8


SAC Men's Track Athlete Of The Year - Alexander Peutsch, Queens

SAC Men's Field Athlete Of The Year - Travis Riner, Mars Hill

SAC Men's Freshman Of The Year - Alexander Peutsch, Queens

SAC Women's Track Athlete Of The Year - Alexis Montgomery, Mars Hill

SAC Women's Field Athlete Of The Year - Brooklyn Watt, Anderson

SAC Women's Freshman Of The Year - Brooke Robinson, Lenoir-Rhyne



L-R Women's Lacrosse Falls To Queens SAC Finals



The 11th-ranked Queens Women's Lacrosse Team (13-4) captured the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament after downing Lenoir-Rhyne (11-8), 14-5, in the finals on Saturday afternoon.


The Royals were led by Jena Ready (Charlotte, N.C.) with four goals and Abigail Paulus (Pickerington, Ohio) scored three times and dished out six assists as the duo proved to be too much as Queens captured the conference tournament crown.


Lenoir-Rhyne's leading scorer on the year, junior midfielder Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.), finished with a pair of goals and an assist but the Bears fell to the Royals for the second time this year.


Queens held a 3-2 advantage after sophomore midfielder Bailey Leonard (Cornelius, N.C.) scored for the Bears but the Royals responded by scoring the next five goals to take control of the match.


Paulus was named the league tournament most valuable player while Danielle Horoschak (Jarrettsville, Md.) earned the win in goal after tallying seven saves. Queens held the edge in shots taken (29-24) and ground balls as well (27-18).


Lenoir-Rhyne senior goalkeeper Amanda Cotto (Fort Myers, Fla.) suffered the loss. Cotto finished with five saves on the day.


2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference

Women's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team


Meredith Jones, Catawba

Ajahna Grosvenor, Newberry

Amanda Cotto, Lenoir-Rhyne

Rachel Hall, Lenoir-Rhyne

Hayley Beattie, Lenoir-Rhyne

Lauren Donovan, Lenoir-Rhyne

Brittany Barnwell, Queens

Akasha Kasper, Queens

Danielle Horoschak, Queens

Kelly Dowd, Queens

Jena Ready, Queens

Abigail Paulus, Queens (Tournament MVP)



Queens Rallies To Beat Lenoir-Rhyne In SAC Finals


The Queens Men's Lacrosse Team (12-4) scored the last two goals in the final 5:56 of regulation to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne (10-4), 11-10, Saturday afternoon in the championship match of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament.


The Royals' Matthew Michael (Easton, Pa.) broke a 10-10 tie with the match-winner at the 1:52 mark of the fourth period. Michael led Queens with three goals on the day.


Lenoir-Rhyne junior attacker Jay Goldsmith (Jamestown, N.C.), the Bears leading scorer on the year, finished with a match-high five goals as L-R rallied from a 9-7 deficit early in the final stanza to take the lead but fell just short.


L-R junior attacker Ned Kaish (Atlanta, Ga.) added a pair of goals for the Bears, who held the advantage in both shots taken (41-35) and ground balls (28-22) despite the loss.


Queens, which beat Lenoir-Rhyne for the second time this year, also received two goals and two assists from both Garrett Chan (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada) and Jimmy Chickerella (Columbus, Ohio).


In goal, Eric Dolan (Hopkinton, Mass.) tallied 18 saves and earned the win for the Royals. Dolan was named the league tournament MVP. Meanwhile, Lenoir-Rhyne junior goalkeeper Alex Squires (Lawrenceville, Ga.) suffered the setback despite totaling 11 saves on the day.


2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference

Men's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team

Tim Ryan, Coker

Anthony Mallom, Mars Hill

Jay Goldsmith, Lenoir-Rhyne

Stephen O'Hara, Lenoir-Rhyne

Sam Ashton, Lenoir-Rhyne

Kenneth Stryker, Queens

Garrett Chan, Queens

Matthew Michael, Queens

Jimmy Chickerella, Queens

Eric Dolan, Queens (MVP)