Palmer's Two Goals Gives No. 3 Bobcats 4-0 Win Over Knights

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BANNER ELK, N.C. - David Palmer had two goals to lead the No. 3 Lees-McRae College Bobcats to a 4-0 win over the St. Andrews Presbyterian College Knights Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas men's soccer action.

With the win, the Bobcats improve to 9-0 on the season and 5-0 in the conference, while St. Andrews falls to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Dale Parker scored the first goal in the 22nd minute when Jamie Bladen flicked a ball to Richard Guffens who headed a perfect pass to Parker for the one-timer goal.

Palmer scored his first goal in the 34th minute to give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead. Palmer received a quality cross from Sam Kennedy on the front post and buried it for the goal.

Lees-McRae took the 2-0 lead into the intermission, and added their third goal five minutes into the second half when Luke Perry tucked in a Berin Boracic corner inside the near post to extend the lead to 3-0.

Palmer scored his second goal when Guffens laid a pass off to Perry who found Palmer on the far post for the goal to give the match the final score of 4-0.

Palmer paced the Bobcats with four points, and Luke Perry followed with three points. Richard Guffens added two assists in the match. Guffens leads the team with seven assists on the season.

Sean Paradise earned the win in goal on three saves, while William Williams made six saves in the St. Andrews' loss. For Paradise, it was his fourth shutout of the season.

The Bobcats outshot the Knights 20-6 and held a 16-0 corner kick advantage.

Lees-McRae will host Belmont Abbey Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 p.m. for their next match.

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2009 Season Stats

Pictured Above: David Palmer

Pictured Below: Richard Guffens