Palmer's Game Winner Gives No. 6 Lees-McRae 2-1 Win over Limestone

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GAFFNEY, S.C. - David Palmer's goal in the 76th minute boosted the No. 6 Lees-McRae College Bobcats (5-0, 2-0) men's soccer team past the Limestone College Saints (4-3, 1-1) Saturday night in a Conference Carolinas match.

After a scoreless first half that was delayed because of lightening, Richard Guffens scored the game's first goal in the 60th minute to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. Guffens' goal was an unassisted goal, and his second goal of the year.

Limestone tied the match three minutes later when Liam Garner scored on a cross from Stuart Wright.

Palmer's game winner, his second game winner of the season and third goal of the season, was also unassisted.

The Saints held the 19-13 advantage on shots, but the Bobcats had seven corner kick chances compared to Limestone's five.


Bobcat goalkeeper, Sean Paradise, made nine saves to earn the win, while Mark Davidson took the loss despite making seven saves.


The Bobcats travel to UNC-Pembroke Wednesday, September 23rd for their next match.


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Pictured: David Palmer