St. Andrews Tops Lenoir-Rhyne to Even Record

Hickory, N.C. The St. Andrews Knights (5-5) traveled to Hickory Wednesday to square off with the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne University (2-6) with a goal of getting their record back to .500, which is exactly what they did.

The Knights came out and found themselves in a hole early facing a 3-1 deficit only four minutes and twenty one seconds in. They continued to fight the rest of the quarter and claw their way back to take the lead with twenty three seconds left in the stanza with a score of 4-3.

The second quarter both teams continued to score as St. Andrews struck first with their lone goal of the quarter. The bears quickly answered back with two goals of their own ending the quarter and going into half time with the score knotted up at 5-5.

The third quarter proved to be a defining one for the Knights as they scored twenty six seconds into the half and continued their outburst finding the net seven more times, while the Bears only managed to scored three times bringing the score to 13-8 in favor of St. Andrews.

The fourth quarter played out similar to the rest as both teams played well offensively. The Knights kept the train rolling by finding the net three more times, bringing their overall total to sixteen while Lenoir Rhyne scored four times in the quarter giving them a total of twelve and signifying a St. Andrews win with the final score of 16-12.

Leading the Knights on the day was Sophomore Daniel Shields, (Mercer Island, WA) who tallied an impressive six goals and six assists. Junior Chris Michela (Oak Hill, VA) had two goals with one assists while freshman Cameron Walsh (Farmingville, NY), Nick Hund (Snohomish, WA), and Alex Tindall (Edmonds, WA) also added two goals with Tindall tacking on two assists as well.

Also adding to St. Andrews scoring attack was junior defenseman Brandon Ree (Barrie, Ontario, Canada) who netted his first goal of the season. The next time the Knights will take the field will be in Gaffney, SC against Conference Carolinas foe Limestone at 4:00 p.m.


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