Kirk Rogers (Casselberry, FL) scored four goals and added three assists but they were not enough as Deep South Conference foe Queen's University Royals doubled the Bobcats 20-10 Saturday afternoon at Tate Field.
The Royals got out to an early 5-0 lead, leaving the Bobcats unable to scratch their way back from the deficit. With a three minute stick violation to the Bobcats were forced to start the second quarter with the man down unit. Lees-McRae was able to hold the Royals offense at bay until 13:06 as the Royals put up the first of three goals on the non releasable penalty.
During the second half, the Bobcats would continue trying to peck away at the lead, but the deficit was too much to overcome. "The guys battled hard right until the last whistle as they have in every game this season and that's all I ask for," commented Head Coach Matt Edmunds.
Rogers led the way with his game high seven points, also a season and new career high for the freshman attackman. Junior Tyler Stieber (Charlotte, NC) added four goals and an assist while sophomore John Rierson (Greensboro, NC) and freshman Chevy Peake (Greensboro, NC) would add single goals. Rierson would also three assists for his first multi-point game of the year.
Queens used a balanced attack led by Andy Capallo and Zack Jacobs with three a piece. Brian Lipscomb added a pair while twelve Royals would contribute singles. Jacobs would also add a pair of assists for a five point afternoon.
The game marked the last time that senior captains Jason Walker (Highland, MD and Brad Dunn (Herndon, VA) would wear the green and gold for the Bobcats. Walker finished with thirty points (11, 19) and 84 ground balls in 47 career games while Dunn finished with 58 ground balls, playing in 50 career games.