BANNER ELK N.C. - Marissa Middleton scored in the 60th minute and Jess O'Leary added an insurance goal in the 88th to give the Lady Bobcats a 2-0 win over the Brevard College Tornados in non-conference match at Tate Field Monday night.
Middleton (Olathe, Kan.) scored when freshman Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) took the ball down the near side and passed it past the keeper to Middleton in front of a wide-open net. The goal was Middleton's first of the year.
O'Leary (Millbury, Mass.) found the back of the net on a through pass from senior co-captain Christine Carlvert (Dallas, Texas) over the head of the Brevard back line.
Sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.) earned the shutout for the Lady Bobcats in the net with nine saves. It was Bolton's first full shutout of the year. Bolton and Middleton combined to shutout Ferrum in the Bobcat's last match.
"It was great to see us connecting from our midfield to our forwards," said head coach Renee Lopez. "It was rewarding to capitalize on our opportunities, especially after they beat us 2-1 last year. I am very proud of our ladies."
The Lady Bobcats will take the pitch again Thursday, September 11 against Columbia College at 6 p.m. in a non-conference match at Tate Field.
Pictured Top: Marissa Middleton; Bottom: Jess O'Leary