CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's lacrosse team lost their Conference Carolinas opener to the Queens University of Charlotte Royals, 14-6.
Down a goal with 10:48 remaining in the first quarter Neil
Sleight scored the first Bobcat goal to tie the game on an assist
from Kyle Ficken.
Sleight scored his second goal with the team trailing 4-1, with 8:41 left in the second quarter on a Kirk Rodgers assist to cut the lead to 4-2, but two more Royals' goals extended the lead to 6-2 at the intermission.
The Royals opened the third quarter with two goals to take an 8-2 lead, but Matt Markey scored an unassisted goal keep the Bobcats in the game and make it 8-3.
The Royals took control of the make by adding five more goals in the third period to take a 13-3 lead.
Lees-McRae notched three goals in the fourth quarter. Bryan Thompson, Michael LaSalle and Rodgers all scored unassisted goals to make it 14-6 for the final.
Queens outshot the Bobcats 45-15.
Sleight, two goals, and Rodgers, a goal and an assist, had two points a piece to led the Bobcats. Chandler Kirven picked up four ground balls to lead to team.
Lees-McRae will travel to Pfeiffer February 25th for their next game.
2009 Season Stats
Pictured: Kirk Rodgers