April 17, 2009

Bobcats Fall in Semifinals to Royals, 18-6

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's lacrosse team played in the programs first Conference Carolinas Tournament, but fell in the semifinal game to the Queens University of Charlotte Royals 18-6 at Independence Stadium.


Derin Vacca and Kirk Rodgers led the team with two points. Both players scored a goal and had an assist in the game. Neil Sleight, Kyle Ficken, Matt Markey and Michael LaSalle all scored a goal in the game. Jon White and Landon Young notched assist for the Bobcats. Brendan Snyder had a team high seven groundballs, and White had four groundballs.

Queens jumped out to a quick 6-2 lead in the fourth quarter and added three more in the second quarter compared to the Bobcats one goal to give the game a 9-3 halftime score. Queens added four more goals in the third, while blanking Lees-McRae. Queens added five more in the fourth, and the Bobcats added three goals to make the final score 18-6.

Queens outshot Lees-McRae 39-25 and won the groundball battle 50-36. Lees-McRae was only successful in 11 of 23 clear attempts, while Queens cleared 20 of 18 attempts.

Lees-McRae will play their final game of the season Friday, April 24th at 7 p.m. against Catawba.

Box score

2009 Season Stats

Pictured: Derin Vacca