The No. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team defeated No. 12 Limestone at home for the first time in program history on Saturday afternoon, 16-7, and has now defeated the Saints three of the last four times head-to-head.
After Toron Eccleston scored the game’s opening goal, the Saints answered with a pair. The fast-moving first quarter would finish with a 6-4 LR advantage.
The Bears outscored Limestone 10-3 in the final three quarters and only allowed one goal in each of those three frames.
All three starting attackmen — Eric Dickinson, Myles Moffat and Toron Eccleston — scored four goals in the victory. Dickinson added four assists for an 8-point afternoon. With his six points, Moffat becomes just the seventh player in program history with 100 career points.
Defensively, Connor Stanley and Nate Ashley caused five turnovers apiece, which tied a program record for most in a single game. Stanley and Christian Starcke each had six ground balls in the win.
Noah Flasch (10-of-15) and Zach Bodeau (6-for-11) helped the Bears to dominate faceoffs. Lenoir-Rhyne held a 47-32 advantage in shots and 29-14 edge in shots on goal.
Limestone committed 26 turnovers in the game.
LR improves to 49-12 all-time as a ranked team. Lenoir-Rhyne now has 16 wins over ranked opponents in program history.
This is only the third nine-goal loss for Limestone in program history but two have come in back-to-back weeks.
Lenoir-Rhyne is 3-0 for the first time since 2018 when they won their first four games. This served as the South Atlantic Conference opener for the Bears. The Bears are back in action on Wednesday night when they travel to Anderson for a 7 p.m. matchup.