David Scearce/Record File Photo: Lenoir-Rhyne's Rachel Elmore (10) scored six goals in the Bears' SAC semifinal win over Lincoln Memorial on Friday.

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s lacrosse team defeated Lincoln Memorial 16-8 on Friday in a South Atlantic Conference semifinal match, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

Rachel Elmore scored a game-high six goals for the Bears (12-5), including one 32 seconds into the game that marked her 50th goal of the season. Elmore also finished with eight draw controls and four caused turnovers.

Alyssa Sack added five goals and a team-best two assists and was one of five Bears to assist on a goal. Michelle Tang also scored twice, while goalkeeper Teanna Sieben earned the win after making eight saves and allowing three goals.

Lenoir-Rhyne will face regular-season champion Queens on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s conference tournament final. That game will take place at 1 p.m. at Wingate University.

L-R men’s lacrosse loses SAC semifinal

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse team saw its season come to an end Friday with a 16-8 loss to Wingate in the South Atlantic Conference semifinals, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

Eric Dickinson scored a hat trick to lead the Bears (6-8), who saw their six-game winning streak snapped. Anthony Fraga added a pair of goals while Quinn Kuhn had the team’s only assist.

Noah Johnson made 11 saves in goal in being charged with the loss.

L-R softball falls in SAC tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne softball team saw its season draw to a close Saturday with a 5-1 loss to top-seeded Lincoln Memorial in the South Atlantic Conference tournament, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

Kylee Leonhardt plated the only run for the Bears (26-19) on an RBI sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning that scored Savannah Moorefield. But Lincoln Memorial (35-12) tied the game in the home half of the inning before pulling ahead for good on back-to-back home runs in the third.

Erin Boone led the Lenoir-Rhyne offense with three hits on the day, while Cassie Healy had a double as part of her two-hit day. In the circle, Emily Kenley (7-8) allowed four runs and five hits in two innings. Brandi Parks threw four innings of relief, allowing a solo home run as one of her three hits.

This is the first season since 2003 that the Bears haven’t reached the 30-win plateau.

Hickory Post 48 to host registration

The Hickory Post 48 baseball team will hold registration today for its upcoming season, according to a press release.

Registration will take place at 3 p.m. at the American Legion building at the Legion Fairgrounds. Players interested in playing for Post 48 need to bring a birth certificate and a parent with them to registration.

L-R men’s soccer to host community event

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer team will host a community event Monday, according to a release from assistant coach Josh Alderson.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Bears’ soccer field. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the team, which won its first-ever South Atlantic Conference championship last season. The event will also feature face painting, a bake sale, a raffle, food trucks, a live DJ and many soccer activities and competitions. Additionally, the two local soccer clubs, CVYSA Blast and YCVSC Eagles, will play a game, and the halftime show will feature entertainment from Lenoir-Rhyne soccer players.

For more information, contact Alderson at josh.alderson@lr.edu .​

L-R men’s hoops to host youth camp

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball coach Everick Sullivan will host a youth camp in June, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

The camp, which is for rising kindergarten through eighth-grade boys and girls, will instruct players in five-on-five play as well as fundamental skills and drill work. Sessions will be held June 21-22 and June 24-25. The cost is $100 per session or $160 for both sessions, with a $10 discount to parents who register more than one child and a $20 discount to Lenoir-Rhyne faculty and staff.

To register, visit www.evericksullivanbasketballcamps.com or contact assistant coach Billy Bales at billy.bales@lr.edu or 423-213-8023.

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