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Evan Voss
Evan Voss scored a hat trick for the Bears in the win over ninth ranked Indianapolis.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Doubles Up Ninth Ranked Indy

After the No. 9 UIndy Greyhounds scored the first two goals of the game, No. 1 LR rattled off 10 unanswered and dominated the top 10 matchup Between the Bricks on Sunday afternoon, winning 14-7. Eight different players scored a goal for LR, led by three goals from Evan Voss. Ryan Duncan notched two goals and three assists for a game-high five points. LR’s defense allowed just nine total shots in the first half and won 16 of the 25 face offs.

UIndy scored twice to open the game, both coming off the stick of Owain Braddock, to take the 2-0 edge at the 7:33 mark of the first quarter. The Bears would respond with a Cameron Magalotti strike to end a scoreless drought of 8:18 and break the seal for the LR offense. LR would score two more times in the next 1:34 and got back-to-back goals from Evan Voss to close out the first quarter up 5-2. It was more of the same in the second quarter with four different players scoring a goal as LR went up 9-2 into the break. The run would extend to 10-0 as Jarrett Huff rocketed a shot past the Greyhound goalie with 11:37 left in the third quarter. UIndy would finally score after being held off the board for over 26 minutes of game action. The Greyhounds would go on a quick 3-0 spurt to make it 10-5 before Duncan had the answer. Tommy Aguilar and Kyle Hatcher would score in a 35 second span, the latter coming with four seconds left in the third quarter, as LR went up 13-6. Each team netted one in the fourth quarter as the Bears doubled up the visitors. Victor Powell dominated the defensive end with four caused turnovers and three ground balls. Rob Pensabene made 11 saves in the win. Matthew Mancini won 16 of his 25 face offs and grabbed seven ground balls. Thomas Farlow had five GBs. Dillon (1g, 2a), Huff (2g, 1a) and Bender (2g, 1a) each finished with three points.

This was the third meeting between the two programs with all three coming in Hickory. The Bears improve to 2-1 in the series as this was the first game that wasn’t decided by one goal. This is the fourth straight win at home for LR who improves to 79-30 all-time at Moretz Stadium. Today is the 84th time that LR has won by six or more goals in program history. LR is 135-30 all-time when they score at least 10 goals. This is the 95th time LR has held an opponent in single digits in the scoring column.

The Bears will continue a stretch against three teams ranked in the top 10 nationally on Saturday when they take on No. 4 Tampa at noon in Savannah, Ga.