Santerre, Bolton pace Lady Bobcats to 3-0 win over Brevard

Box score

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) tallied a goal and an assist, and Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.) made four saves to lead the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Brevard College on Friday night at Tate Field.

Lees-McRae (10-4) outshot the Tornados by a 23-5 margin, including a 12-1 advantage in the second half, while clinching its third straight winning season. Santerre paced the Lady Bobcats with a goal and an assist, while Katelyn Custer (Mooresville, N.C.) and Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) each tallied a goal in the match.

Bolton made four key saves to notch her fourth shutout of the season, as Custer, Santerre, and MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) each recorded an assist in the victory. Kerrigan paced the Lady Bobcats with six shots, while Sullivan and Santerre tallied five and four attempts, respectively. Bailey Varley (Concord, N.C.) and Elena Crowe (Candler, N.C.) each recorded a pair of shots to lead the Tornados.

The match remained scoreless until the closing moments of the 61st minute when Santerre feathered a lead ball into Sullivan, who then delivered a one-touch pass to Custer for the finish to put the Lady Bobcats up 1-0.

Santerre doubled the advantage in the 76th minute, making a run down the center of the pitch and sending a sinking shot over the keeper for her seventh goal of the season and the 2-0 lead. Kerrigan capped the scoring in the final seconds of the 89th minute, taking a lead pass from Custer and delivering a well-struck finish into the far top corner for her second goal of the campaign.

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Lady Bobcats travel to Tigerville, S.C. to take on North Greenville University in non-conference play. The match is slated for 4:30 p.m.

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