September 5, 2008

Bobcats Down Regionally Sixth Ranked Lions, 4-0

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Lee Squires had two goals to lead the Lees-McRae Bobcats to a 4-0 win over the Mars Hill Lions, who were previously ranked sixth in the southeast region.

Squires' first goal came in the 38th minute when he took a throw-in across the field and fired a shot, which beat the keeper at the far post to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead.

With the Bobcats continuing to pressure the Lions, Dale Parker (Worksop, England) scored his first goal of the season on a header from a free kick service by freshman Jamie Price (Wales) to give the Bobcats a 2-0 margin at the 42nd minute mark.

In the 52nd minute, Squires beat two Lions' defenders and the keeper on a far post shot to make it 3-0.

The final goal came in the 72nd minute, when Jamie Price scored his first goal of the year on a free kick from 20 yards for the final, 4-0.

Squires, a sophomore from England, leads the Bobcats with six goals in three games.

Sean Paradise (North Point, Fla.) earned his first shut-out of the season with four saves in net for the Bobcats.

"We played to our potential tonight," said Bobcat head coach Chris Whalley. " I am very proud of our effort and the way we kept our composure."

With the win the Bobcats, ranked ninth in the southeast region, improve to 2-1, while Mars Hills falls to 2-1.

The Bobcats will host Chowan College Saturday at 7 p.m. at Tate Field in non-conference action.

Pictured: Top left-Lee Squires; Bottom Upper-Dale Parker with the header; Bottom Lower-Lee Squires