Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer preps for a pair of matches this week

Women’s Soccer preps for a pair of matches this week

Photo Courtesy of Gerry Wall

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team has a pair of matches on tap for this week as it enters the stretch run of the 2017 regular season. LMC will begin the week Monday at UNC Pembroke before hosting Erskine Saturday afternoon at Tate Field. Monday's game is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m., while Saturday's contest is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start time.

Last Time Out - Freshman Kiara Montenegro scored a pair of goals to lead the Bobcats to a 2-1 victory over Converse College Saturday. The victory improved LMC's record to 3-8-2 overall and 3-3-2 in Conference Carolinas action.

Feely moves into the Top 10 – With her win in goal Saturday over Converse, Alexis Feely now has 14 victories in her career as a Bobcat. Feely's 14 wins are the tenth-most by any goalkeeper in the history of the program. Feely needs just four more victories to move into ninth place on that list.

Non-Conference Note – The Bobcats will wrap up their non-conference schedule Monday at UNC Pembroke. LMC will look to pick up its first non-league win when it faces off against the Braves as it currently holds a 0-5 non-conference record in 2017.

About the Opponents – UNC Pembroke has fared well this season as it enters Monday's match versus the Bobcats boasting an 8-3-1 overall record and a 4-1-1 conference record. The Braves have played a difficult schedule playing three ranked teams so far this fall. UNCP is led by its goalkeeper Gina Ryan who has allowed just seven goals in 12 games in 2017.

The Flying Fleet comes into this week's play with a 5-7 overall record and a 3-5 Conference Carolinas mark. Erskine currently sits in the coveted final spot in the conference tournament if the event were to begin today, while sitting just two points behind LMC.

Series Histories vs. Opponents: UNCP and Lees-McRae have only met once previously with the Braves coming out on top, 1-0, on September 19, 2016. In the series against Erskine, meanwhile, the Bobcats have won 18 of the 24 meetings between the two programs. The Flying Fleet won last year's matchup, but Lees-McRae won eight straight before that loss.

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