The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats took on the first place Belmont Abbey Lady Crusaders in a Carolina-Virginia Athletic Conference match up here on Tate Field on Wednesday evening.
Both teams dealt with the elements as the cold night air left a light frost on the field during the game. At game's end, Abbey kept their regular season title hopes alive as they pulled out a 2-0 victory to improve to 9-1 and remain tied with the Lady Falcons of Pfeiffer University atop the CVAC standings.
The Lady Crusaders came out strong peppering Lady Bobcat goalkeeper Anita Hekman (Toronto, Ontario) with various shots from all over the field. Hekman was up for the challenge and kept the score at 0-0 until Erin Kolb was able to put the ball behind Hekman for a 1-0 lead at the 29 minute mark. The Lady Bobcats regrouped and continued to play their game, matching the Lady Crusaders for much of the evening. Unfortunately, after some heavy pressure from the Lady Bobcats, Abbey was able to gain the clincher on a goal mouth scramble in the 18 yard box. After a pair of shots from in tight and a pair of saves the Lady Crusaders finally solved Hekman. She was unable to control the rebound off of the second save giving Kolb the opportunity to score her second of the game.
The Lady Bobcats will conclude their season this Saturday as they host the St Andrews College Knights in a CVAC match up. The game will mark the final collegiate match for Seniors Meghan Bofenkamp and Dottie Brown. Kick off is set for 1:00pm.