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Jolan Morey
Jolan Morey scored four goals in the Bears win over Mars Hill.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Garners First Shutout in Program History

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse made program history on Wednesday night. Playing their first night game of the season the Bears held Mars Hill scoreless as the Bears post their first ever shutout, winning 18-0. Bears have held their opponents to one goal three times in their 13 year history but tonight was the first time the Bears held their opponent scoreless. Rylie McGhan, Jolen Morey and Kirra Olson each had four goals for the Bears as LR held Mars Hill to just two shots.

Olson, Morey and Anneliese Meyer all scored two goals as the Bears scored seven straight goals and held the Lions scoreless in the first period. Bears held Mars Hill to just two shots in the first half and Lions did not score as the Bears added three more goals in the second half to take a 10-0 lead after the break. Olson has 12 goals in her last three games.

LR scored four more goals in the third and fourth quarter to cruise to a 18-0 victory. McGhan scored three of her four goals in the second half.

Bears actually held the Lions without a shot in the second half as the Bears out shot the Lions 39-2. Alexa Burghardt had six ground balls and three caused turnovers for the Bears.

Olivia Newton added three assists and three groundballs. LR forced 26 turnovers on the night.

This was one of the Bears two night games of the season, Bears will travel to Belmont Abbey for a 6:00 PM contest next week. The Bears are 6-0 all-time against Mars Hill.

In the three victories, the Bears have outscored their opponents 52-3.

Lenoir-Rhyne is 3-8 overall, 2-5 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears will have senior day on Saturday against Newberry at 1:00 PM.