Santerre leads Lees-McRae past King, 4-1

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BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) scored a pair of goals and added a late assist to lead the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team to a 4-1 victory over King College on Wednesday afternoon.

Lees-McRae outshot the Tornado by a 20-2 margin on the afternoon, including a 12-1 advantage in the first half. Santerre paced the Lady Bobcats with her first two goals of the season, including a penalty kick early in the second half. Freshman MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) added a goal and an assist for the Lady Bobcats, while Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) added a goal and a helper, respectively.

The match started with a flurry of goals, with three tallies coming in the first eight minutes of the contest. Lees-McRae opened the scoring less than two minutes into the contest, taking an early 1-0 lead just 1:53 into the match when Kerrigan set up Sullivan for her second goal of the season. King evened the score at 1-1 early in the fifth minute on a goal by Morgan Shelton (Chattanooga, Tenn.) off a pass from Hannah Shankle (Bristol, Va.).

Santerre responded with her first goal of the match in the opening moments of the eighth minute, taking a pass from Sullivan and delivering a well-placed finish past the keeper to put the Lady Bobcats up 2-1 heading into the interval.

Lees-McRae would stretch the lead to 3-1 midway through the 56th minute when Santerre converted a penalty kick for her second goal of the season. Rich added the final tally of the afternoon in the closing seconds of the 59th minute off a cross from Santerre to widen the margin to 4-1.

The Lady Bobcats return to the pitch on Saturday when LMC travels to Wilson, N.C. for a 5 p.m. matchup with Barton College to resume its Conference Carolinas schedule.

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