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2013 Men's Soccer News

February 7, 2014
Former Standout Rusling Tabbed Men's Soccer Assistant Coach
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Former Lees-McRae men’s soccer standout Thomas Rusling has been named the new assistant men’s soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Lee Squires Friday afternoon.

January 14, 2014
2014 Men's Soccer Alumni Game Date Announced
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae men’s soccer coach Lee Squires is pleased to announce the date for the 2014 men’s soccer alumni weekend in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 14, 2014
2014 Men's Soccer Winter Soccer Skills Clinic Dates Announced
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae men’s soccer coach Lee Squires is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Winter Soccer Skills Clinic that will take place February in Banner Elk, N.C.

December 6, 2013
Bobcats lend a hand at Yellow Mountain
NEWLAND, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team continues to maintain a strong presence in the local community, sending a group of nine players to Yellow Mountain Enterprises in Newland, N.C. on Thursday, December 5 in an effort to reach out and help local businesses who make a positive impact on the surrounding area.

December 2, 2013
Wright, Rieger earn NCCSIA all-State honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Jordan Wright (West Lothian, Scotland) was named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association all-State Men’s Soccer First team, as fellow rookie Marvyn Rieger (Frankfurt, Germany) earned a spot on the second team, announced NCCSIA officials Monday.

November 21, 2013
Bobcats honored with second straight NSCAA Team Academic Award
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the second straight season, posting a combined grade point average of 3.27 during the 2012-2013 academic year, announced NSCAA officials Thursday.

November 7, 2013
Wright nets Freshman honors, Bobcats place six on all-Conference Carolinas team
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Jordan Wright (West Lothian, Scotland) garnered Freshman of the Year honors to lead a group of six players from the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team on the all-Conference Carolinas teams, announced league officials Thursday.

November 5, 2013
Match Preview: Fourth-seeded Bobcats host No. 5 Pfeiffer Tuesday
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The fourth-seeded Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team will make a triumphant return to the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Tuesday evening, hosting fifth-seeded Pfeiffer University in the quarterfinal round at 7 p.m. on Tate Field.

November 5, 2013
Falcons edge Bobcats in hard-fought quarterfinal battle
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The fifth-seeded Pfeiffer University men’s soccer team staged a pair of rallies, and scored late in the 82nd minute to edge fourth-seeded Lees-McRae College in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament after Jacob Copeland (Raleigh, N.C.) opened his collegiate account with a second-half strike on Tuesday evening on Tate Field.

October 31, 2013
Four Bobcats garner Conference Carolinas Academic honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Four members of the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team have been named to the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference team for the first time in their careers, announced league officials Thursday.

October 30, 2013
Lees-McRae knocks off Lincoln Memorial, 3-2, on Senior Night
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior Scott Alford (Hillsborough, N.C.) scored two goals, and senior goalkeeper Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) made a pair of clutch saves to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a 3-2 upset of regionally-ranked Lincoln Memorial University to celebrate Senior Night Wednesday evening on Tate Field.

October 26, 2013
Bobcats blank Trojans, 2-0
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Matthew Cureton (Waxhaw, N.C.) and Andrew Shoemaker (Raleigh, N.C.) each found the back of the net midway through the first half to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Mount Olive College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

October 22, 2013
Bobcats best Buffaloes in extra time, 3-2
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. --- Freshman Jordan Wright (West Lothian, Scotland) netted his third brace of his career, and Ryan Gillespie (Holly Springs, N.C.) added a strike of his own from the penalty spot in the second half to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a 3-2 extra time victory over Milligan College in non-conference play on Tuesday evening.

October 19, 2013
Strong first half lifts Limestone over Bobcats
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- The Limestone College men’s soccer team weathered an early surge by Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening, scoring three goals in the first 45 minutes and held off a strong second-half rally by the Bobcats en route to a 3-0 win.

October 16, 2013
Erskine edges Lees-McRae in extra time heartbreaker
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Erskine College men’s soccer team netted the equalizer just 23 seconds from full time, and scored just over three minutes into the second extra time period, edging Lees-McRae College by a 2-1 margin in a tightly-contested Conference Carolinas battle on Wednesday evening.

October 15, 2013
Bobcats listed in NCAA Statistics
INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team is listed among the top teams in the nation in six individual and team categories, announced NCAA officials Tuesday with the release of the weekly national statistics ranking summary.

October 12, 2013
Wright paces Bobcats to 2-0 win over King
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Jordan Wright (West Lothian, Scotland) scored twice in the second half, and Scott Alford (Hillsborough, N.C.) added two assists to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a pivotal 2-0 win over King University in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

October 8, 2013
Bobcats, Patriots battle to scoreless draw
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team and visiting Francis Marion University battled to a scoreless draw in Southeast Region play on Tuesday evening, trading momentum and fighting for every ball on Tate Field.

October 5, 2013
Bulldogs edge Bobcats, 1-0, on Homecoming
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team dropped a heartbreaker on Saturday afternoon during Homecoming Weekend, falling to visiting Barton College by a score of 1-0 in Conference Carolinas play on Tate Field.

October 3, 2013
Bobcats run streak to five with 2-0 win over Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- Freshman Alex Hasler (Browns Summit, N.C.) tallied his first collegiate goal, and Matthew Cureton (Waxhaw, N.C.) added a goal and an assist to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Pfeiffer University in Conference Carolinas play on Thursday afternoon.

October 1, 2013
Wright, Peterman named September Student-Athletes of the Month
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Jordan Wright (West Lothian, Scotland) and senior Heather Peterman (Buford, Ga.) have been named the Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Month for September 2013, announced College officials Tuesday.

October 1, 2013
Rieger named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Marvyn Rieger (Frankfurt, Germany) has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the first time in his career, announced league officials Tuesday.

September 28, 2013
Bobcats push streak to four with 3-0 win over Crusaders
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Marvyn Rieger (Frankfurt, Germany) scored midway through the 26th minute, and Scott Alford (Hillsborough, N.C.) added a goal and an assist to lead the Lees-McRae College men's soccer team to a decisive 3-0 win over North Greenville University in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

September 25, 2013
Bobcats blank Nighthawks, 3-0, for third straight win
DAHLONEGA, Ga. --- Matthew Cureton (Waxhaw, N.C.) netted his first collegiate goal in the 11th minute to propel the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to its third straight win with a 3-0 victory over the University of North Georgia on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action.

September 21, 2013
Balanced attack lifts Bobcats to 4-0 win over Crusaders
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Jordan Wright (West Lothian, Scotland) scored his first two collegiate goals, and Scott Alford (Hillsborough, N.C.) found the back of the net for the third straight match to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a dominating 4-0 win over Belmont Abbey College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

September 18, 2013
Bobcats knock off No. 5 Wingate, 2-1
WINGATE, N.C. --- Scott Alford (Hillsborough, N.C.) scored midway through the first half, and Yago Xavier (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) added the eventual match-winner in the 57th minute to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 upset of No. 5 Wingate University in Southeast region play on Wednesday evening.

September 16, 2013
Eagles edge Bobcats, 2-1, in extra time thriller
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team put on a tremendous display of grit and heart on Monday night, battling back from an early 1-0 deficit against Carson-Newman College to send the match into extra time, before an errant cross found its way into the back of the net to give the Eagles a 2-1 win on Tate Field.

September 7, 2013
No. 15 Bearcats edge Bobcats, 2-0
GREENWOOD, S.C. --- The No. 15 Lander University men’s soccer team scored a pair of quick second-half goals in a physical match en route to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Lees-McRae College in Southeast region play on Saturday evening.

September 5, 2013
Bears edge Bobcats, 2-1, in extra time
HICKORY, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team dropped a heartbreaker in the season opener on Thursday evening, falling to Lenoir-Rhyne University by a score of 2-1 in extra time after rallying to force the additional period late in the second half.

August 26, 2013
Bobcats tabbed seventh in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team is picked to finish seventh in the race for the 2013 Conference Carolinas regular season championship, announced league officials Monday.

July 15, 2013
Smith, Rusling help lift Dynamo to division title
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College’s Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) and James Smith (Eastbourne, England) have played a vital role in the success of the Carolina Dynamo of the United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League this summer, helping the Dynamo clinch the South Atlantic Division this past Saturday with a 3-0 win over Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors.

July 3, 2013
Squires strikes gold with residential soccer camps
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College’s Boys Residential Soccer Camp has been a rousing success through its first two sessions of the summer, hosting nearly 50 campers from nine different states, announced head men’s soccer coach Lee Squires Wednesday.

July 1, 2013
Lees-McRae signs Jordan Wright
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jordan Wright (West Lothian, Scotland) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s soccer in the fall of 2013, announced head coach Lee Squires Monday.

June 21, 2013
Bobcat trio hits stride in PDL
TAMPA, Fla. --- Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England), James Smith (Eastbourne, England), and James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) have represented the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team with several marquee performances in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League this summer, combining for seven points and a pair of victories through the first month of the season.

June 5, 2013
Lees-McRae announces 2013 men's soccer schedule
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team will play a demanding schedule this fall, taking the pitch against three squads that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season, including the Southeast Region champion, announced head coach Lee Squires Wednesday.