Photo Courtesy of Jacob Turner
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Just a few days after the Lees-McRae College men's lacrosse team visited Belmont Abbey in its regular season finale, the Bobcats will head back to the home of the Crusaders on Tuesday to open play in the Conference Carolinas men's lacrosse tournament. Tuesday's game is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m.
Last Time Out – Belmont Abbey defeated the Bobcats last Saturday on its home field by a score of 25-4. The loss put a close on LMC's regular season record at 2-6 overall and 1-5 in conference action.
Playing a Tough Slate – The Bobcats have played one of the toughest scheduled in the country this season as nearly half of the team's games (four out of nine) will be against nationally-ranked teams. One of those foes, will be LMC's opponent on Tuesday, Belmont Abbey.
Playing in the Postseason – For the second consecutive season, the Bobcats will compete in the conference tournament. Last year, Lees-McRae visited Mount Olive in the opening round and fell by a score of 24-5 in that contest.
About the Tournament Field – The six-team field consists of No. 1 Limestone, No. 2 Mount Olive, No. 3 Belmont Abbey, No. 4 North Greenville, No. 5 Chowan and No. 6 Lees-McRae. The top two seeds, Limestone and Mount Olive, will receive byes into the semifinals, while the four other programs will compete in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday. The two winners from Tuesday will advance to the semifinals and then possibly the finals, which will take place on April 27 and 29, respectively, on the campus of North Greenville.
About Belmont Abbey – The Crusaders technically finished tied for the best conference record this season with Limestone and Mount Olive with a 5-1 conference mark. However, due to tiebreakers, the Crusaders find themselves playing a quarterfinal matchup. Individually, Belmont Abbey is led by the reigning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week, Adam Wiedemann. Wiedemann racked up 12 points across two games against LMC and NGU on his way to the honor.