SALISBURY, N.C. --- Senior James Galvani continued his hot start to the 2014 campaign with a pair of goals in a 17 second span while the Lees-McRae men's soccer team defeated Newberry, 2-0, at Frock Field in Salisbury, N.C. Saturday evening.
The Bobcats (2-0) notched consecutive shutouts for the first time since 2013 (Oct. 8 & 12) while cranking out 19 shots. The Wolves (0-2) proved impatient while being whistled for five offsides calls and only mustered three shots on the evening.
Galvani (High Wycombe, England) notched his second consecutive match-winning goal of the season and his 11th of his career when he bested Newberry's Nick Lucido while Daniel Harris (Wilmington, N.C.) earned the assist.
Galvani wasted no time delivering the knockout blow when he received a pass from reigning Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year Jordan Wright (Winchburg, West Lothian, Scotland) to tally his third goal in two games.
"In both games this weekend we have defended well as a team. We can do better in attack, but ultimately had the quality to find the goals we needed," said head coach Lee Squires.
Freshman Tyler Pavlet (Goodyear, Ariz.) has not allowed a goal in LMC's 180 minutes of action this season.
"I think we will improve as the season goes on. It's great to get off to a good start with two wins. We have three home games now and a good opportunity to keep winning," said Squires.
"As always, we will work hard and prepare for North Georgia on Wednesday, and take it one game at time. I am proud of our boys but feel we are just scratching the surface with this group," praised Squires.
The Bobcats open their home portion of the season Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. against North Georgia in Banner Elk, N.C.
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