Photo Courtesy of Sammy Croft
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team will face its first nationally-ranked program of the season this Friday when the Bobcats welcome No. 7 Limestone to Tate Field. The game is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m.
Last Time Out – Lees-McRae put together one of its better efforts of the spring last time out on the road at North Greenville. Despite the effort from the Bobcats, NGU came out on top in the contest, 11-9. The loss moves LMC's record to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in league play.
Back Home on Tate – Friday's game will be the first one of the season for the Bobcats on their normal home field. LMC's has played well lately in games played at Tate Field as it boasts a record of 3-3 in its last six games played there.
Consistency from Connie – Senior attackman Connie Madden is the lone Bobcat to score a point in every game this season. Madden currently is tied for second on the team with 12 points with seven goals and five assists.
Career Day from the Keeper – Samantha Thomson had a career day last time out against NGU. Thomson made 13 saves in 19 shots faced for a save percentage of .684, which marked a new career-best for the Denver, Colorado native.
About the Opponent – The seventh-ranked Saints enter this week's play with a record of 10-2 overall and 6-0 in conference action. Limestone has a balanced attack as well as a tough defense. The Saints have eight players with 10 or more points and three with 40-plus point. Defensively, Limestone has allowed 64 goals in 2018 compared to 180 goals scored.
Series Rewind – Limestone has never lost to the Bobcats as it has an all-time record of 20-0 against LMC, including an 8-0 mark in Banner Elk. In the latest matchup in 2017, Limestone upended the Bobcats by a score of 23-1.