BALTIMORE --- The No. 4 Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team held Lees-McRae College scoreless until early in the fourth quarter en route to a 20-2 victory in non-conference neutral site action on Friday afternoon.
Le Moyne (2-1) outshot the Bobcats (0-6) by a 65-14 margin, including a 39-6 advantage in shots on goal, while winning 21-of-26 face-offs on the day. The Dolphins also held a 42-26 advantage in ground balls while converting 3-of-6 extra-man chances.
Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) paced the Dolphins with four goals, as Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y.), Sean Connors (Camillus, N.Y.), Kam Bumpus (Marshfield, Mass.), Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y.), and Rob Kunz (Watertown, N.Y.) each added a pair of tallies. Nick DiSarro (Niskayuna, N.Y.) also chipped in two assists for Le Moyne as Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y.) made the start between the pipes for the Dolphins, making one save and holding the Bobcats scoreless in the first half to earn the victory.
Brett Yusiewicz (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Quinn Struble (Durham, N.C.) each tallied a goal for the Bobcats, as Andy Nesdill (Phoenix, Ariz.) made 16 saves in 49 minutes of work in goal for Lees-McRae. Mike Fahey (Buffalo, N.Y.) made three saves between the pipes for the Bobcats over the final 11 minutes of play.
Le Moyne opened the game with a pair of tallies in the first period, taking a 2-0 advantage into the second quarter after Chadderon's first goal of the season with just under four minutes left on the clock in the first. The Dolphins broke the game open in the second, scoring eight goals to take a 10-0 lead into the intermission following a trio of strikes in the final 1:09 of the period.
The Bobcats got on the board early in the fourth when Yusiewicz tallied his third goal of the season at the 11:40 mark. Struble added his fourth of the season two and a half minutes later to cap the Bobcat scoring on the day.
Lees-McRae returns to action on Wednesday, Mar. 23 when the Bobcats travel to Mars Hill, N.C. to take on Mars Hill College in a 4 p.m. matchup.
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