The Lees-McRae College Bobcats soccer team hosted Coker College Cobras in Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon at Tate Field, improving to 5-4-1 (2-1 CVAC) with a 4-1 win.
Berin Boracic had a career high six points, scoring the first and last Bobcats goals and assisting on the third and fourth. Boracic (pictured) started the scoring in the 10th minute after one Cobra defender challenged him at the sideline only to lose his footing. With space, Boracic streaked to the middle of the field, beating another defender one on one, and firing a bullet past keeper Nathan Scales. The Cobras would battle back and knot the game at one when Ben Beetch scored in the 17th minute. The Bobcats would take the lead for good after Boracic's shot deflected off of a Cobras defender and to the foot of Alex Turnello, who made no mistake. The Bobcats would take the 2-1 lead into halftime.
In the second half, both teams played conservatively, trying not to concede the next goal. In the 61st minute the Bobcats used their speed to take advantage in transition as Boracic hit a streaking Matt Lacey. Lacey drew Scales across the goal and beat him to the far corner for the 3-1 lead. Ten minutes later, Boracic capitalized on a free kick from the top of the 18 yard box, rifling a shot around the Cobra wall and into the top corner.
"We've had a tough couple of weeks, not getting the results we would have liked," commented Head Coach Chris Whalley. "The boys have been grafting each game, and tonight our quality shon through in the performance with four great goals."
The Bobcats will host Pfeiffer University Tuesday September 26 at 5:00p.m.