Greensboro Coasts by Bobcats

The Greensboro College Pride doubled the Lees-McRae College Bobcats, 19-8, Wednesday afternoon in men's lacrosse non-conference action. The Bobcats remain winless this season, falling to 0-9.

Kyle Ficken put the Bobcats on the board first just 36 seconds into the contest. The Pride answered back just a minute and a half later, igniting a 6-0 run in just over four minutes. The Bobcats would answer back with three of their own, while the Pride would score once more in the quarter to lead 7-4 after one.

A back and forth second saw the Pride bury three to the Bobcats two to hold a four goal edge at the half. The Pride would use home field advantage to its fullest, out scoring the Bobcats 7-0 in the third quarter to take full control of the game, coasting to their second win of the season, improving to 2-5.

Andrew Carey led the Pride with five goals and an assist while Brian Butterworth picked up three goals and a pair of assists. Neal McKinney and Gianni Gigante each buried a pair of goals, with seven others scoring singles to round out the scoring for the home side. McKinney also registered a pair of assists.

Ficken, (pictured top left), recorded his third straight multi point game, scoring a pair and assisting on a goal by Jason Schafhauser. Schafhauser extended his goal scoring streak to six games with his team leading 14th of the season. Tyler Stieber led the Bobcats with a team high three goals while Chandler Kirven and Matt Markey, burying his first collegiate goal, each picked up singles.

The Bobcats host a key Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference game against Belmont Abbey Saturday evening. Game time is set for 6:00pm.