L-R Men's Lacrosse Downs Catawba, 14-8, To Clinch First-Ever SAC Regular Season Title
April 12, 2014
Lenoir-Rhyne senior midfielder Sam Ashton leads the Bears with four goals in the match
|L-R senior midfielder Sam Ashton scored four times to lead the Bears to a 14-8 win over Catawba on the road Saturday which clinched the first-ever conference regular season championship in men's lacrosse.|
Salisbury, N.C. - The 15th-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Team (9-3, 6-1) earned a share of the first-ever South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship after defeating Catawba (6-7, 4-3), 14-8, Saturday night at Shuford Stadium.
Senior midfielder Sam Ashton (New Market, Md.) scored a match-high four goals for Lenoir-Rhyne, who earned a share of the league title with Queens.
L-R junior attacker Jay Goldsmith (Jamestown, N.C.) added two goals and an assist and senior midfielder Tyler Kotch (Butler, Pa.) tallied a goal and three assists in the victory as well.
Catawba's Adam Hebert (Charlotte, N.C.), who scored twice, cut the lead to 8-7 with a goal with 1:13 remaining in the third period but the Bears ended the contest on a 6-1 run.† Ashton scored the final three goals of the match.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior goalkeeper Alex Squires (Lawrenceville, Ga.) earned the victory after making 12 saves on the night.
Alex Dantzler (Holly Springs, N.C.) added two goals and an assist for Catawba, who lost despite holding a 49-33 edge in shots taken.† Pete Wesselman (Charlotte, N.C.) suffered the loss in goal for Catawba despite stopping eight shots.
Lenoir-Rhyne is the No. 2 seed in the 2014 Food Lion SAC Menís Lacrosse Tournament and will take on third-seeded Mars Hill in the semifinals on Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., on the campus of Queens University.