November 2, 2011

Lees-McRae listed in NCAA statistics

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is listed in 15 individual and team categories, announced NCAA officials Wednesday with the release of this week's NCAA Division II men's soccer statistics.

Lees-McRae (13-4-1, 9-2 Conference Carolinas) has not skipped a beat in Lee Squires' first campaign at the helm, advancing to the semifinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the fifth straight year while finishing the regular season second in the league table with a 9-2 record against conference opponents.

The Bobcats enter the week ranked 26th in the nation in winning percentage (0.735), 59th in shutout percentage (0.29), 70th in total goals (29), 76th in scoring offense (1.71), and 79th in team goals against average (1.35). Lees-McRae is also ranked 82nd in save percentage (0.747) and 95th in stops per match (4.18).

Sophomore James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) enters the week ranked 40th in the nation in total goals (10), 48th in both total points (23) and goals per match (0.63), and 51st in points per contest (1.44). Freshman James Smith (Eastbourne, England) is ranked 49th in total assists (6.0) and 73rd in helpers per match (0.35), while sophomore goalkeeper Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) is listed 57th in save percentage (0.775) and 63rd in goals against average (1.16).

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Friday when the second-seeded Bobcats host sixth-seeded Erskine College in the semifinal round at 7 p.m. on Tate Field. The Flying Fleet won the regular season matchup between the sides by a 3-1 score line in Banner Elk on Oct. 19.

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