August 30, 2008

Lady Bobcats Win Season Opener Over North Greenville

TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Lady Bobcats scored two goals in a hard fought second half to pull out a 2-1 road win in their season opener Saturday against North Greenville.

In the 52nd minute lone senior Christine Calvert (Dallas, Texas) stepped up and put a loose ball in the box into the back of the net to tie the game at one. Calvert's scoring opportunity was created when a hustling Tiffany Rodman (Corona, Calif.) challenged North Greenville's keeper to create the loose ball.

Rodman picked up the game-winner for the Lady Bobcats on a penalty kick around the 60th minute to make it 2-1.

"We played fantastic in the second half," said head coach Renee Lopez. "We came out and started knocking the ball around and played our game with possession in the midfield."

Rodman stepped up for the team by playing out of position this week and providing key offensive sparks for the Lady Bobcats.

"This was a great first game for us," said Lopez. "We battled hard all game, and we look to continue this in our next game against Ferrum."

The Bobcats will take the pitch again Tuesday on the road at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va. at 5:00 p.m.

Pictured: Tiffany Rodman