September 29, 2010

Galvani leads Lees-McRae past King, 3-1

Box score

BRISTOL, Tenn. --- James Galvani (High Wycombe, U.K.) scored two goals and tallied an assist to lead the Lees-McRae College men's soccer team to a 3-1 win over King College on Wednesday night.

Lees-McRae (7-2) notched its third straight win and seventh in its last eight matches, as King (1-6-1) edged the Bobcats 17-16 in shots on the night. Galvani led the way for the Bobcats, netting his fourth and fifth goals of the season, including his first match-winner of the campaign. Kyle Luterbach (Hickory, N.C.) added his first goal of the campaign, while Lee Squires (Sheffield, U.K.), Justin Jones (Jamestown, N.C.), and Jamie Bladen (Yorkshire, U.K.) each recorded an assist.

Luterbach opened the scoring late in the 32nd minute, taking a cross from Galvani off a throw in by Jones to send the Bobcats into the interval with a 1-0 lead. Galvani netted the eventual match-winner in the closing seconds of the 53rd minute, delivering a strike into the back of the net off a cross from Squires to push the lead to 2-0.

King cut the margin to 2-1 midway through the 67th minute on a penalty kick from Tom Winspear (Yarm, U.K.), before Galvani netted his second goal of the match in the 75th minute off a cross from Bladen to equal the final margin of 3-1.

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Saturday when the Bobcats host Pfeiffer University to resume their Conference Carolinas schedule. The match is slated for 4:30 p.m. at Tate Field.

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