LAURINBURG, N.C.- The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats scored a pair of first half goals and held on for a 2-1 Conference Carolinas women's soccer victory at St. Andrews Presbyterian College on Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated at 5-0.
Freshman Melissa Horn (Pasadena, Md.) scored the first Lees-McRae goal in the 26th minute scoring off a corner kick by junior Allison Keith (Signal Mountain, Tenn.). Freshman Jessica O'Leary (Millsbury, Mass.) netted the Bobcats eventual game-winner in the 36th minute on Keith's second assist of the game.
Lees-McRae continued to maintain a 2-0 lead into the second half until Knights' freshman Chelsea Ross (Newark, N.Y.) scored her first collegiate goal in the 51st minute. Ross' shot from outside the 18-yard box that squeaked inside the far post pulled the Royal Blue and White to within one goal.
St. Andrews ripped six of their nine shots in the second half but sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.) made all four of her saves in the second stanza to preserve the victory for the Bobcats.
Senior goalie Garrison Burton (Atlanta, Ga.) had a game-high nine saves for the Knights.
Lees-McRae out shot SAPC, 16-9, and held a 7-3 corner kick advantage but were whistled for more fouls, 15-6.
Since this was the first conference match for both teams Lees-McRae improves to 1-0 in the conference, and St. Andrews falls to 0-1.
The Lady Bobcats next match is Wednesday, September 17th at 7 p.m. at Tate Field against Converse College.
2008 Season Stats Through 9-13-2008
Picture Top: Melissa Horn
Bottom Upper: SCORE!!!
Bottom Lower: Melissa Horn