Photo courtesy of Gerry Wall
DUE WEST, S.C. - The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team earned its first Conference Carolinas win of the season on Saturday (Sept. 22), defeating Erskine 3-1 on the road.
Game Summary - The two teams went back and forth in the first half, before LMC would draw first blood in the 23rd minute. Pol Vassart would set up Connor Hahn for his first of the season to get the Bobcats on the board. LMC would double its lead in the 34th minute when Vassart would net his seventh of the season from Harvey McMorrow. LMC would take the 2-0 lead to the half. The Bobcats would pad their lead in the second half with McMorrow's first goal of the season being set up by Johan Hedberg in the 52nd minute. Leading 3-0, the Bobcats would surrender a late goal in the 90th minute when Alex Mushata scored from Kelsey Long to get the Flying Fleet on the board. LMC would run out the final seconds for the win.
Stats Rundown - The Bobcats (3-3-1, 1-1-1 Conference Carolinas) held a 14-9 advantage in shots, and also an 8-4 advantage in shots on goal. Agustin Ortiz and Vassart each tallied three shots in the win, with two of them finding frame for both men. Fredrik Haave and McMorrow each registered two shots with one on goal in the win, while Kelvin Woods and Hahn each recorded one shot in the win. LMC also totaled two corner kicks to Erskine's four in the contest. Anton Sundstrom (3-3-1) made three saves in the win.
Up Next - The Bobcats are back at Tate Field on Wednesday (Sept. 22) when they welcome No. 10 Limestone for a 5 p.m. Conference Carolinas kickoff.