Bobcats Back in Win Column

The Lees-McRae College Bobcats snapped a five game losing streak Sunday afternoon topping Briarcliffe College 16-5 in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Tate Field. The Bobcats improve to 2-5 while the Seahawks move to 1-9.

Junior Kirk Rogers (Casselbury, FL) picked up a career high seven points firing a hat trick and registering four helpers in the contest. Sophomore Brandon Marks (Durham, NC) chipped in a game high four goals for his second consecutive multiple goal game while classmate Matt Markey (Burlington, NC) extended his goal scoring streak to three games picking up a pair. Freshman Landon Guntman (Temecula, CA) recorded the first multiple goal game of his young career scoring a pair on three shots. Junior Madison Thompson (Durham, NC), sophomore Landon Young (Saskatoon, SK), and freshman Ryan LeBlanc (Naples, FL), Josh Lucero (Encinitas, CA) and Nathan Hammer (Cary, NC) registered singles to round out the Bobcats scoring.

Rob Ponzio and Joe Sperduto each buried a pair for the Seahawks while John Manzella added a single.

Lees-McRae freshman goalie Andy Nesdill (Phoenix, AZ) registered a career high 14 saves in the Bobcats goal, evening his record to 1-1 on the season.

Devin Baker was credited with 11 saves in the Seahawks goal.

Rogers' seven point effort moves him into a tie for fourth place with Josh Spriggs '05 on the Bobcats all-time scoring charts with 67 career points.

Up next, the Bobcats will host #8 Wingate University at Tate Field Wednesday April 2. Game time is scheduled for 4:00 pm.


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