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Ryan Duncan
Ryan Duncan scored three goals in leading the Bears to the win.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Lincoln Memorial

The No. 3 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team followed up their first loss of the season with a 22-2 thumping of Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. The Bears had 11 assisted goals and took 59 shots in the victory while 14 different Bears found the back of the net.

This one got out of hand quickly as the Bears scored the first 15 goals of the game. Ryan Duncan tallied the first goal at the 12:42 mark of the first quarter.

From the 6:16 mark of the first quarter through the end of the first half, LR erupted for 12 goals in a 21:16 span. Joey Masson scored his first career goal in that stretch as did Robert Walker and Nate Serrano.

LR opened the second half with a faceoff win by Kane Smith who went in and scored just eight seconds in to make it 13-0 and Jarrett Huff’s second of the day pushed it to 15-0 before LMU finally broke through.

In the fourth quarter, LR scored six more times with Brad Maslowski notching a pair. LR held a 59-27 edge in shots and 35-14 advantage in shots on goal. The Bears had 45 ground balls and forced Lincoln Memorial into 26 turnovers.

LMU was held to just 1-of-5 with the extra man. Duncan netted a hat trick and Evan Voss and Serrano had two goals and an assist. Caison Dillon had two goals and two assists while Morgan Madish had a goal and a pair of helpers.

Victor Powell caused three more turnovers and had three ground balls and Zach Salo, Masson and Liam Farrell all had two CT’s.

The 22 goals scored by LR are the most since dropping 26 at Mars Hill on April 23, 2022. The Bears remain perfect all-time against LMU with a 9-0 mark, including 5-0 Between the Bricks.

LMU is the only team that LR has ever shut out, an 8-0 win in February 2015. LR moves to 5-0 on the season at home.

Lenoir-Rhyne is 7-1 overall, 2-1 in the South Atlantic Conference. This sets up a top-10 showdown with Wingate next Saturday. The Bears will travel to the Bulldogs for a 7 p.m. face off.