September 7, 2009

Lees-McRae Earns First Win Downing Johnson Bible College, 5-0

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KNOXVILLE, TENN. - The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats women's soccer team picked up their first win of the season, 5-0, over Johnson Bible College in nonconference action.

Vickie Rich put the Lady Bobcats on the scoreboard in the eight minute on an assist from Jessica Cardenas. Ten minutes later Lauren McLelland notched her first goal of the season on an assist from Tiffany Coleman to make it 2-0.

Aerial Gregston scored two goals in a seven-minute span. Her first goal came in the 22nd minute on a McLelland assist, and the second goal came in the 29th minute. The second goal was unassisted and made it 4-0 heading into the intermission.

Erica Mason scored the final goal in the 65th minute on an assist from Emily Jones.

"This win was a great showing by the Lady Bobcats," head coach Renee Lopez said. "It gave us an opportunity to get some of our younger players on the field. I especially want to commend freshmen Erica Mason, Jessica Cardenas, and Emily Jones who helped us offensively and Lauren Griffin who helped us in the back line today! It was also great to see Seniors Aerial Gregston and Lauren McLelland score goals after both coming back from injuries!"

"We believe this game will launch us forward into preparing for our first conference game this Saturday vs. Erskine."


The Bobcats will return to action Saturday, September 12th in their first Conference Carolinas match of the season against Erskine College at 2 p.m. at Tate Field.