Men’s Soccer closes out regular season with three matches in the next week

Men’s Soccer closes out regular season with three matches in the next week

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team will wrap up its 2019 regular season with three matches over the next seven days. First, the Bobcats will travel to Tennessee to take on King on Wednesday before hosting Barton on Saturday and Belmont Abbey on Monday. Wednesday's match, which will take place at Tennessee High School in Bristol, will begin at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday's and Monday's matches are scheduled for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. kickoff times, respectively.  

Last Time Out – The Bobcats notched a key road victory on the road at Limestone last Wednesday by a score of 1-0. With the win, Lees-McRae improved to 3-7-2 overall and 3-3-1 in conference play.  

Postseason Push – With the end of the regular season in sight, the Bobcats will be looking to not only solidify their position but also try to improve their standing. Currently, Lees-McRae is seventh in the standings with 10 points with three matches remaining.

No Time like November – November is the time of the year for postseason play in men's soccer and the Bobcats hope they will be playing deep into the postseason like in years past. In fact, 2019 is the 10 year anniversary of the team's magical run to the National Championship match. Overall, the Bobcats have made the NCAA Tournament five times, won six conference tournament championships along with five regular season conference titles in their history.

About the Opponents – King comes into Wednesday's match with the Bobcats with a 3-8-1 overall record and 2-4-0 in conference action. Barton and Belmont Abbey, meanwhile, currently sit second and third, respectively, in the Conference Carolinas entering the home stretch of the regular season. Barton has scored the most goals in the conference this season with 38, while Belmont Abbey has allowed the second-fewest goals in the league with 15.

Series Histories vs. Opponents – Both King and Belmont Abbey have the edge historically against the Bobcats. King is 13-12-1 all-time against Lees-McRae, while Belmont Abbey is 18-17-1 against the Bobcats. The Bobcats, however, have the advantage against Barton over the years winning 19 of the 28 all-time meetings.

For more information on Lees-McRae Athletics, follow us on our social media sites on Twitter (@LMCBobcats), Facebook (Lees-McRae Athletics) and on Instagram (leesmcraeathletics).