September 23, 2006

Lady Bobcats Bite Coker

The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats soccer team improved to 5-4, (2-1 CVAC) with a 2-0 Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference victory over Coker College Saturday afternoon.

Maribeth Novak put the home side on the board with a shot from the top of the 18 yard box that beat Lady Cobras keeper Krystal Samayoa in the 29th minute. The Lady Bobcats took the 1-0 lead into halftime. Both teams created opportunities in the second half, but nothing materialized as Samayoa and Lady Bobcats keeper Anita Hekman kept the score tied at one. In the 83rd minute, Jenna Simpson (pictured) added some insurance for the Lady Bobcats after she beat her defender one on one from the corner and buried a shot into the far corner.

"We were really excited to get this CVAC win, especially since we were missing a few of our regular starters due to injury. We played our system well for most of the game and took advantage of our scoring opportunities. It was exciting to see some of our younger players step up in roles they previously have not been in, especially in the back line."

Hekman made five saves for her fouth shutout of the season.

The LadyBobcats will resume CVAC play Tuesday at Anderson University.