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Myles Moffat
Myles Moffat scored three goals and had three assists in the contest.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Blows Out Catawba

The No. 6 Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse team dished out 18 assists on 20 goals in a thumping of SAC foe Catawba on Saturday night, 20-7. The 18 helpers tie the most in a single game in program history as the Bears also had 18 assists in a win over Coker on March 5, 2022. 12 different players scored a goal for the Bears in the victory.

After a slow first quarter, the Bears came out blazing in the second quarter. With LR up 3-2 heading into the second, the Bears exploded for seven goals in a 3:14 span to put away the Indians. The half would end with a Myles Moffat buzzer beater from Toron Eccleston off a reset behind the Indians goal and just 1.1 seconds to go.

The Bears outscored Catawba 7-2 in the third quarter and took an 18-4 lead into the last frame. LR fired 61 shots against Catawba, their fourth game this season with at least 60 shots taken.

The 36 shots on goal were the second-most in a single game in program history. Moffat led the way in the scoring barrage with three goals and three assists for six points. Moffat now has 41 points on the season and 249 for his career.

Eccleston tallied two goals and three assists and Joe Venazio had two goals and two assists. Ayden Mowry, Brad Maslowski and Jarrett Huff all had two goals each. Evan Voss had a goal and three assists and has seven helpers over his past two games.

John Paulus went 9-for-15 on the face off and had a game-high seven ground balls.

LR came into the game as one of the top teams in the nation in assists and only added to that total. The Bears extended their program-record home winning streak to 15 in a row. LR has also won 12 straight SAC games.

This is the seventh straight win for LR over Catawba and the last four have all been by double figures. LR’s previous three games all came against nationally ranked opponents. In the Bears six game winning streak, they are outscoring opponents 114-41.

Lenoir-Rhyne improves to 8-1, 3-0 SAC. The Bears have some time off before returning to action to host No. 7 Wingate on March 29 at 7 p.m.