Women's Soccer

Senior Captain Calvert Leads Bobcats to 5-0 Win on Senior Day

BANNER ELK, N.C. - Senior captain Christine Calvert scored a goal and had an assist to lead the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats (11-8, 3-7) to a 5-0 senior day win over Southern Virginia (7-6-1) Monday night at Tate Field in a non-conference match.

Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) put the Lady Bobcats on the scoreboard in the 17th minute when she took a pass from Jessica O'Leary (Millbury, Mass.) and scored to make it 1-0.

Calvert (Dallas, Texas) added the Bobcats' second goal in the 36th minute when she blasted a long range shot to the near post for the goal and gave the Lady Bobcats a 2-0 lead.

Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) extended the lead to 3-0 in the 39th minute when she deflected a shot by Santerre past the keeper into the back of the net.

Tiffany Rodman (Corona, Calif.) added the Lady Bobcat's final first half goal when she took a long shot and beat the keeper to the top corner in the 45th minute to make it 4-0.

Mary Gibson (Hendersonville, Tenn.) added the only second half goal in the 87th minute when Calvert put on a through pass that left Gibson one-on-one with the keeper for the easy goal.

Lees-McRae outshot Southern Virginia 29-6.

Marissa Middleton (Olathe, Kan.) made three saves to earn the shutout for the Lady Bobcats.

Before the match, the Lady Bobcats honored lone senior and captain Calvert. Calvert was a four-year starter and three-year captain.

"Tonight's game was a true testament to Christine's leadership as a senior captain in scoring a goal and having an assist," head coach Renee Lopez said. "You can see Christine's passing of the torch to the younger players, as freshmen Vickie, Brooke, and Mary and sophomore Tiffany Rodman all also found the back of the net. It was a fantastic group effort, and I'm pleased with our play tonight."

The Lady Bobcats' next match is on the road at Belmont Abbey in their final conference match Saturday, November 1st at 1 p.m.

2008 Season Stats Through 10-27-2008

Pictured: Christine Calvert