Lees-mcrae vs. Greensboro
April 8, 2008
The Game Story:
BANNER ELK, NC Ė The Lees-McRae College Bobcats hosted in state rival Greensboro College Tuesday afternoon, falling 13-12 to the Pride in menís lacrosse non-conference action. The Pride improve to 3-8 with the win while the Bobcats fall to 2-8 on the season.
Bryan Bishop put the Pride on the board with a man up goal at 13:22 to give the visitors the early 1-0 lead. The Bobcats answered back with Ryan LeBlancís unassisted tally just under a minute later and took the lead off of Nathan Hammerís goal after the teams played scoreless for five and a half minutes. A pair of goals from the Pride by Jordan Drumheller and Neal McKinney gave the visitors the 3-2 lead. On the ensuing face off, Pedro Silva pushed the ball forward allowing Eddy Dolan to scoop the loose ball for the fast break. Dolan found Brandon Marks cutting to the crease as Marks buried his attempt to knot the score at three. Nick Patrone would restore the one goal lead for the Pride just twenty seconds later as the visitors held the 4-3 edge after one.

Matt Markey would draw the Bobcats even again for the fourth tie of the game with an unassisted goal at 12:41 of the second quarter. Brian Butterworth would answer back for the Pride at 9:51 but back to back goals from Kyle Ficken and Landon Young gave the Bobcats the lead 6-5 with just over five minutes remaining in the half. Jose Rodriguez and Mike Foderaro would score for the Pride in the last three minutes to give the visitors a 7-6 half time lead.

The Pride came out flying in the second half, building on the momentum of their late goals in the first and starting the third quarter with 5-0 run to hold a 12-6 advantage. Ficken would net his second of the game at 3:07 of the third quarter to stop the bleeding for the home side. In the fourth, the Pride again came out strong from the opening whistle, as Rodriguez would score what would eventually be the game winner at 14:20 and give the Pride a 13-7 lead. LeBlancís second of the game at 11:51 would bring life to the Bobcats as began a fourth quarter push to tie things up. Jack Pearl and Madison Thompson would score back to back goals fifty seconds apart two minutes after LeBlancís to give the Bobcats new life and steal the momentum from the Pride. Matt Markey would draw the Bobcats to within two with 7:53 to play, however a pair of penalties would give the Pride much of the possession for the final minutes. Ficken would complete his hat trick with 0:44 remaining but the Bobcats would once again find themselves in a hole they could not dig out of as time expired.

Andy Nesdill was stellar in the Bobcats goal, establishing a new career high for saves in a game with 20, while Mike Foderaro and Glenn Howell split time in the Pride goal picking up five and seven saves respectively.
The Bobcats will resume Conference Carolinas action Thursday afternoon when rival Pfeiffer University visits Tate Field. Game time is scheduled for 4:00pm.