The USC-Upstate Spartans used an early goal to sneak out a 1-0 win over the Lees-McRae College Bobcats soccer team at Tate Field Thursday evening. The non-conference loss drops the Bobcats record to 4-4-1.
The Bobcats were up for the challenge against the seventh ranked Spartans, creating scoring opportunities from the opening whistle, but unable to put the ball past keeper Ryan Cooper. The Spartans Kim Krohn scored the game's only goal in the game's fourth minute.
"We played well, not happy with the result, but we still played well," commented Head Coach Chris Whalley. "I am proud of the way the boys played hard and fought from start to finish. We created opportunities, just couldn't capitalize on our chances. We just didn't have the rub of the green tonight."
The Bobcats will return to action this Saturday when Coker College visits Tate Field for a 4:30p.m. conference match up. The remaining eight games on the Bobcats regular season schedule will be Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference games. The Bobcats hold a 1-1 CVAC record, defeating Anderson and falling to Queens.