Newberry spoils Lees-McRae’s season opener, 2-0

Newberry spoils Lees-McRae’s season opener, 2-0

Photo Courtesy of Sammy Croft

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry's Alyssa Ortega scored a pair of goals in the first 40 minutes of action to give her team all the offense it would need as it defeated the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team by a score of 2-0 Thursday afternoon.

Lees-McRae struggled to get much going offensively Thursday. The Wolves outshot the Bobcats 26-6, including a 12-3 final tally in shots on goal. Additionally, Newberry also edged Lees-McRae in corner kicks 8-2.

Junior Alexis Feely made 10 saves against the Wolves, but it wasn't enough as her record dips to 0-1 with the defeat. Offensively, Kiara Montenegro, Autumn Esposito and Kelsey Twigg were the Bobcats that accounted for the three shots on goal with one a piece.

The Bobcats will return home Wednesday to open its home schedule against Carson-Newman. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. from Tate Field.

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