In one of the most dominant performances in NCAA Championship history, the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears captured…
L-R Men’s Lacrosse Rolls Over Lincoln Memorial
The No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse team bounced back from their second loss of the season on Wednesday to dominate Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon, winning 19-6 on the road. Riley Seay scored a career-high six goals as LR used an eight goal first quarter to cruise past LMU. The Bears have now won 34 straight against unranked opponents.
Will Canata got the Bears on the board first just 54 seconds into the game. However, LMU would score back-to-back goals to take a 2-1 advantage. From that point on, it was all Lenoir-Rhyne. The Bears scored 15 unanswered goals to overpower the hosts.
Seay ignited that scoring spurt at the 8:38 mark of the first quarter. LR would go on to score six more times in the next 7:25 to close out the first frame. It was more of the same in the second quarter. Myles Moffat scored consecutive goals to make it 10-2 and Donovan Powell netted LR’s 11th goal. Seay closed out the first half scoring to make it 14-2 and Tommy Aguilar started the second half with a strike at the 11:24 mark of the third quarter.
After another Seay goal, LMU finally stopped the bleeding with a goal at the 7:54 mark of the third quarter. The Railsplitters went 31:24 of game action between goals. Aaron Williams and Reese Remeika scored in the third quarter for LR before Seay closed the scoring on a man-up goal.
LR held a 44-31 advantage in shots and took a 32-28 edge in ground balls. The Bears won 21 of 28 face offs. Toron Eccleston, Moffat and Aguilar each had two goals and an assist for LR. John Paulus went 14-of-17 on face offs and grabbed six ground balls. Matthew Mancini won five of his six face offs on the day.
Making his first start of the season, Rob Pensabene made six saves to earn the victory. Nolan Hoffman played the fourth quarter and made five stops.
The Bears are a perfect 8-0 all-time against Lincoln Memorial and have each of the past four in the series by at least 12 goals. LMU is the sixth opponent this season that LR held to six or less goals.
The Bears are 3-0 on the road this season and 43-27 all-time in road games. LR improves to 62-8 all-time against SAC teams.
This is the 100th all-time victory against an unranked opponent, including the aforementioned 34-straight wins.
Seay’s six goals tie Eccleston for the season high from an LR player this year. Eccleston totaled six against Florida Tech. LR is now 38-12 all-time in April.
Lenoir-Rhyne is 9-2 overall, 4-1 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears return to action on Saturday when they host Tusculum at 4 p.m. for Senior Day.