Women's Soccer

Bobcats and Crusaders play to a tie in double overtime

Bobcats and Crusaders play to a tie in double overtime

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team tied on Saturday with Belmont Abbey, with the game ending 0-0 from Banner Elk. 

The Bobcats came out playing inspired defense in the match, as Belmont Abbey were applying heavy pressure throughout the game. Lees-McRae faced faced 22 shots on the day but managed to maintain their first clean sheet of the season. Hope Sanborn lead the defensive stand, making 12 saves on those 22 shots faced.

Lees-McRae were not without their chances as well, finishing the match with seven shots. The offensive opportunities came from Autumn Espositio, Pali Smith, Lianna Smith, and Liadan Stammler who each had a crack at goal. The best chance for Lees-McRae came in double overtime when a cross put into the box found the foot of a Bobcat but the shot was deflicted just wide of goal.

Lees-McRae will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Converse. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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