Win No. 1 for the Wake Forest boys lacrosse team looked like it was sealed during the early minutes of the second quarter; the Cougars led by as many as eight goals.
But they had to fight off Rolesville’s third quarter rally to win 12-8 and keep Rolesville winless on the year.
Brooks Long tallied seven goals and Michael Bumpass added two for the Cougars (1-9, 1-6 Cap-8/Greater Neuse River 4A) who scored the game’s first four goals in a span of just 1 minute and 26 seconds.
Rolesville continues to search for its first win as the Rams drop to 0-8 on the season and 0-2 in conference play. Once the second half began, the Rams came out firing and peppered Tyler Talbot with shots. David McLymore scored two of his team-high four goals in the quarter. Nick Honkomp and Andrew Bardsley strung together two more goals as the Rams cut their deficit to four.
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The Rams weren’t able to draw any closer in the final quarter as both teams scored just once.