March 24, 2010

Farmer Brothers on Fire in Mars Hill Victory

from press release

MARS HILL, N.C. -- The Farmer brothers combined for eight goals and George Hastings recorded his career high three assists as the No. 10 Lions defeated Lees-McRae College, 15-3, Wednesday night in the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium. Mars Hill improved to 6-3 overall while the Bobcats fell to an even 3-3 on the season.

Tyler Farmer (Calgary Alberta) and Danny Farmer (Calgary, Alberta) scored four goals apiece to pace the Lions offense. Danny Farmer added a pair of assists. Hastings (Severn, Md.) recorded one goal and three assists while Eric Benesch (Bloomingdale, Ontario) supplied the Lions with two scores. Dylan Price played 50:05 in goal for MHC and made 10 saves.

Brett Yusiewicz, Danny Ives and Brad Garner each scored a goal for the Bobcats. Andy Nesdill played 58:26 in goal for LMC and made 12 saves.

The Lions blanked the Bobcats in the first quarter, 4-0 and then won the second frame 3-1 to take a 7-1 advantage into the locker room at the intermission. MHC took 25 shots in the opening half.

After only out scoring LMC 2-1 in the third stanza, Mars Hill exploded for six goals (6-1) in the last quarter to make the final tally, 15-3.

Mars Hill out shot LMC, 46-22. The ground ball battle was even at 22-all as well as face-offs as each team won 10. LMC was 1-9 on extra man opportunities while MHC went 1-4.

Mars Hill will play at Pfeiffer University on March 27. Game time in Misenheimer, N.C. is set for 2 p.m.

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