October 10, 2008

Lady Trojans Squeeze Past Lady Bobcats

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Mt. Olive College Lady Trojans (3-10, 2-4) scored in the 76th minute to squeeze past the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats (8-5, 2-5), 2-1, in a Conference Carolinas clash Friday night at Tate Field.


Mt. Olive scored first in the 30th minute, when Lyndsay Brenna picked up a loose ball in the box and fired a shot past the Lady Bobcat keeper for the goal.

The Lady Bobcats tied the match at one in the 44th minute, when Melissa Horn (Pasadena, Md.) picked up a rebound and found the back of the net for the goal. The rebound came off a Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) long-range shot that hit the crossbar.

Alyecia Higgins scored the game winner for the Lady Trojans in the 76th minute to make the score 2-1. Higgins got a through pass from Lyndsay Brennan and beat the Lady Bobcat keeper to the near post for the goal. The shot was the only Lady Trojans' shot in the second half.

The Lady Bobcats outshot the Lady Trojans 23-6 and held possession of the ball for the majority of the game.

Lyndsey McIntyre made six saves in goal for the Lady Trojans to earn the win ,while Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.) made three saves in the losing effort for the Lady Bobcats.

Lees-McRae will host Randolph-Macon in their next match Sunday, October 12th at 3 p.m.

Box score

2008 Season Stats Through 10-10-2008

Pictured: Melissa Horn