October 28, 2009

Three-Peat: Men’s Soccer Clinches Conference Carolinas Regular Season Title

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The No. 1 nationally ranked Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's soccer a secured their spot atop the Conference Carolians with an 8-0-1 conference record in 2009 to three-peat as regular season champions.

The Bobcats are first in the conference standings with 25 total points -- each win is worth three points and a tie one point. Today, Limestone beat Pfeiffer sealing the title for Lees-McRae. Limestone is currently second in the conference with 24 points, but do not have any games left to earn more points.

The Bobcats will be the number one seed and have home field advantage throughout the Conference Carolinas Tournament, which begins Tuesday October 3rd.

It is the third straight season the Bobcats have one the regular season title. Head coach Chris Whalley has now won the title in three of his five seasons at the helm of the program including two tournament championships.

"As a coaching staff we are very proud of how hard the team has worked to date and feel that being Conference Carolinas Regular Season Champions is tribute to how well we have played at home and on the road this season," Whalley said.

"This was only one of our goals this season and we must continue to work hard everyday in order to achieve the other goals we set at the beginning of the year," said student-assistant coach Adam Burden.

The Bobcats player their final regular season match at conference opponent Pfeiffer Saturday at 3 p.m.