BANNER ELK, N.C. - Lee Squires scored on a free kick in the 34th
minute to give the Lees-McRae Bobcats a 1-0 win over the
Carson-Newman College Eagles in a non-conference match Wednesday at
Freshman David Palmer (Gateshead, England) set up the free kick
when he drew a foul around 20 yards out. Classmate Luke Staats
(Almere, Holland) touched the ball for the indirect kick, and
Squires (Sheffield, England) blasted the ball to the near post past
The two teams battled in the downpour for the rest of the match.
In the 83rd minute Carson-Newman's Omar Cooke's shot was deflected
by Bobcat keeper Sean Paradise (North Port, Fla.) off the post and
cleared by Staats to seal the victory.
Squires, who was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for
his performance last week, has scored 10 of 15 Bobcat goals and has
scored in all five matches.
Paradise earned the shut-out in net for the Bobcats with five
"It was a good win in difficult conditions," said head coach Chris
Whalley. "We took advantage on the free kick and held on, but we
missed some opportunities to extend the lead."
The Bobcats open up Conference Carolinas play Saturday, September
13th in Laurinburg, N.C. against St. Andrews Presbyterian College.
Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m.