March 22, 2011

Bobcats listed in NCAA statistics

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College men's lacrosse team is ranked eighth in the nation in saves per game, falling two spots from last week's edition of the NCAA Division II men's lacrosse statistics, announced NCAA officials Tuesday.

The Bobcats (0-6) have showed flashes of brilliance, nearly completing an epic comeback against Lenoir-Rhyne University on Mar. 2 and battling Lake Erie College to the end on Mar. 7. Lees-McRae enters the week ranked eighth in saves per game (13.5), 26th in man-up offense (0.20), and 33rd in man-down defense (0.625). The Bobcats are also ranked 34th in scoring offense (6.33), assists per game (2.67), and points per contest (9.0), while being listed 35th in face-off win percentage (0.391).

Senior goalie Mike Fahey (Buffalo, N.Y.) enters the week ranked 35th in save percentage (0.441) and 37th in goals against average (16.41), while junior Derin Vacca (Wake Forest, N.C.) is listed 31st in face-off win percentage (0.413). Andy Nesdill (Phoenix, Ariz.) is ranked 67th in ground balls per game (3.2), while Kyle Ficken (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) is listed 72nd in assists per contest (0.83). Junior Josh Shingleton (Temecula, Calif.) is also ranked 74th in goals per game (1.6) and 90th in points per contest (2.0).

Lees-McRae returns to action on Wednesday when the Bobcats travel to Mars Hill, N.C. to take on Mars Hill College at 4 p.m.

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