October 9, 2006

Lady Falcons Soar over Lady Bobcats

The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats soccer team hosted Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference rival Pfeiffer University Monday evening, falling 4-0 to the high flying Lady Falcons. Lees-McRae's record falls to 4-8-1 (2-5-1 CVAC).

The Lady Falcons got the on the board in the 13th minute with a goal from Megan Blevins. Blevins shot floated over the outstretched arms of Lady Bobcats keeper Anita Hekman (pictured) to give the visitors the 1-0 lead. Laura Crews scored her first of two in the 26th minute when she managed to get through the Lady Bobcats defense and make a move on Hekman one on one, putting the ball into the open net. Crews scored her second of the game in the 54th minute when she won a race for an open ball after Katrina Salem sent ball over the Lady Bobcats defenders heads. Crews corralled the open ball and made no mistake putting a shot past Hekman, giving the Lady Falcons a commanding 3-0 lead. Ashley Hawkins added an insurance goal for the Lady Falcons in the 70th minute.

"Tonight, we were simply out played by a great team. Pfeiffer is consistently among the top 3-4 teams in the conference," commented Head Coach Renee Lopez. "I'm very proud of these girls because they had an outstanding work ethic especially in the second half. We are looking forward to hosting our last home game on Wednesday and will be excited to honor both Kat and Anita."

The Lady Bobcats return to action when they host Bluefield College Wednesday evening at 6:00p.m. The game will be the final home contest for Hekman and fellow senior Katherine Smith.