Bobcats fall to DI Manhattan

The Lees-McRae Bobcats hosted Division I Manhattan College at Tate Field Monday afternoon in men's lacrosse action, falling to the Jaspers 13-5. The Bobcats fall to 0-5 while the Jaspers improved their record to 3-1.

The Bobcats were shut out in the first quarter for the second straight game and again faced a 4-0 deficit heading into the second. Freshman Brandon Gilseth, (pictured top left), put the Bobcats on the board with his first collegiate goal, however the Jaspers bettered their first half total by one to take a commanding lead into the second half, 9-1.

As has been the case the entire season, the Bobcats came to life in the second half, however the lead was insurmountable, allowing Manhattan to cruise to their second road win of the year.

Kevin Dorsey led the visitors with three goals while Marc Labelle added a pair and an assists. Matt Ryan also buried a pair for the Jaspers with Matt Slane, Kyle Serbay, Jeremy Marrano, Shawn Gorinson, Pat Canty and Jack O'Malley rounding out the scoring with singles. Marrano also chipped in an assist as did Sean Marshall.

Jason Schafhauser led the Bobcats with two goals while Chandler Kirven scored his first of the year and also added an assist. Gilseth and Tyler Stieber rounded out the scoring for Lees-McRae with singles while Jason Grau picked up a pair of assists.

The Bobcats will travel to Florida this weekend to battle with Saint Leo University in non-conference action.