Lees-McRae Slips to Wheeling Jesuit, 15-3

WHEELING, W. VA. - The Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's lacrosse team will have to wait to earn the first win of their season as Wheeling Jesuit gave the Bobcats a 15-3 loss Thursday afternoon.


Wheeling Jesuit scored the first eight goals of the game spanning into the second quarter before Matt Markey finally got the Bobcats on the scoreboard with 7:09 remaining in the second period. Markey's goal made the score 8-1.

Neil Sleight followed with a goal three minutes later to close the gap to 8-2. Kyle Ficken had the assists in both goals for the Bobcats.

Wheeling Jesuit would add one more goal before the intermission to make it 9-2 at halftime.

After a Wheeling Jesuit goal, Markey added his second goal of the game on an unassisted goal with 10:39 showing in the third period.

Wheeling would score the next five goals to close the game out and make the final score 15-3.

Markey, two goals, and Ficken, two assists, had two points for the Bobcats.

Andy Nesdill earned the loss in goal despite making 16 saves on 32 shots on goal

Lees-McRae was outshot 47-15.

The Bobcats will play Rollins College March 27th at Mars Hill College for their next game.

Box score

2009 Season Stats

Pictured: Matt Markey