BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team fell to Emmanuel by a score of 2-1 on a chilly Homecoming afternoon at Tate Field. With the defeat, the Bobcats move to 2-5-2 overall and 2-2-1 in conference play.
Despite the loss, the Bobcats controlled the pace of play for the majority of Saturday's contest. The Bobcats outshot the Lions 15-5 on the day, including a 5-0 margin in the first half. However, the Lions made some clutch plays when they needed to. Emmanuel netted both of its goals within 50 seconds of each other. One was off a free kick and the other was a one-timer that beat the Bobcat keeper. LMC's lone goal in the match was courtesy of Agustin Ortiz on a penalty shot. It was Ortiz's first goal of the 2019 campaign.
Anton Sundstrom saw his record dip to 2-5-2 with today's loss against Emmanuel. Even with the loss, Sundstrom hit a milestone Saturday as he became the tenth Bobcat goalkeeper ever to reach 100 saves in their career with a save in the second half.
Lees-McRae will return to the pitch on Wednesday when it travels to Catawba in its final non-conference match of the regular season. Kickoff for that contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.