Lady Bobcats Get Sixth Straight Win on a 3-0 Shutout of Converse

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Senior captain Christine Calvert had two assists to propel the Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats to a 3-0 Conference Carolinas win over the Converse College Valkyries for their sixth straight win to begin the 2008 season.


In the 32nd minute, Calvert (Dallas, Texas) took a corner kick which was then poorly cleared by the Valkyries backline and served a ball that found Brooke Santerre's (Port Republic, Md.) foot and the back of the net to give the Lady Bobcats a 1-0 lead.

With time running out in the first half, co-captain Maribeth Novak (Homer Glen, Ill.) received a through pass from Calvert and ripped a one-timer that was saved by the Valkyries' keeper. Novak collected the rebound and put it in the back of the net to make it 2-0.

The final goal came when Tiffany Rodman headed a corner kick from Calvert off the keeper's hands into the goal to make it 3-0.

The Lady Bobcats out shot the Valkyries 24-5 in the contest.

Marissa Middleton (Olathe, Kan.) had three saves to earn the shutout in the goal for the Bobcats.

With the win, the Lady Bobcats climb to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference while the Valkyries fall to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

The Lady Bobcats' next match is Saturday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Tate Field against conference foe Coker College. Saturday is also Parents' Day for the Lady Bobcats.

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2008 Season Stats Through 9-17-2008

Pictured: Christine Calvert