BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men's lacrosse team was unable to dig out of an 8-0 hole while dropping a nonconference tilt to Mars Hill, 19-4, Wednesday afternoon at Tate Field in Banner Elk, N.C.
The Lions (6-6) climbed to .500 with a 42-shot performance while Jimmy McBride and Alex Lipsky netted four goals each. The Bobcats (0-12) played stingy defense by forcing 20 turnovers.
MHU's Ryan Sage tallied two quick goals in the first seven minutes of the contest before McBride notched consecutive goals in a span of less than two minutes.
Lipsky scored his first of four after retrieving a pass from Connor Staub at the 14:46 mark in the second quarter.
LMC junior Dalton Lamb (Clemmons, N.C.) put the Bobcats on the scoreboard with a nifty move with 4:11 remaining in the second.
Sophomore Schuylor Dickerson (Crozet, Va.) followed suit when he stumbled, but was able to regain his balance before besting Patrick McMahon to make it 8-2 going into half.
Freshman Louis Parks (Mays Landing, N.J.) fired a shot past Jack Grinewich to cut the deficit to five, 8-3.
Parks and Dickerson paced the squad with seven and six shots, respectively, while a quartet of Bobcats scooped three groundballs apiece.
However, the Lions responded with a 10-0 run, powered by McBride, Lipsky and Saxon Weil to put it out of reach.
Parks recorded his second goal of the game to cap off the contests' scoring with a goal with 1:20 remaining in the game.
LMC travels to Vienna, W. Va. to battle Ohio Valley Sunday at 1 p.m.
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