GREENWOOD, SC--The number two ranked Lees-McRae Bobcats soccer team won its seventh straight game Wednesday evening, defeating #13 Lander University 3-1 in non-conference action. The Bobcats improve to 12-1-1 while the Bearcats fall to 8-2-2.
Kyle McGimsey (Plant City, FL) put the Bobcats on the board first with his fourth goal of the season in the 22nd minute with Conference Carolinas assist leader Berin Boracic (Orlando, FL) picking up his eighth assist of the season. Four minutes later McGimsey was scored his second of the game and fifth of the year off a cross from Jonny Bownes (Worksop, England) to give the visitors a two goal cushion before halftime. However the home side would manage to get one back before halftime, as the Bearcats Adam Arthur beat Bobcats keeper Sean Paradise (North Point, FL) with two minutes remaining in the first.
Conference Carolinas leading scorer Lee Squires (Sheffield, England) would increase his lead over Boracic in the scoring race, scoring his 14th of the season to restore the visitors two goal cushion in the 63rd minute to ensure the Bobcats longest unbeaten stretch of the season remained intact.
"Obviously playing the 13th ranked team in the nation is going to be difficult, but we showed our character and stepped up to the challenge," commented Head Coach Chris Whalley. "It was great to see Kyle be rewarded with a pair of goals for his hard work this season and of course great to get this result on the road. We're fully focused on Pfeiffer now and continuing to take our season one game at a time," concluded Whalley.
The Bobcats will travel to Misenheimer, NC to battle Pfeiffer in Conference Carolinas action this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm.
PICTURED TOP LEFT: Kyle McGimsey