Anderson, SC--The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats fell to Anderson University 4-2 in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon, evening their conference record to 1-1, (2-4 overall). The Lady Trojans improve to 4-2 (2-0 Conference Carolinas).
Virginia Cates put the home side up 1-0 with her first of two on the afternoon in the 11th minute. The Lady Bobcats would knot the score at one when sophomore Maribeth Novak (Homer Glen, IL) notched her first of the season in the 30th minute. The teams remained tied at one through the first half.
The second half was all Anderson, as the home side dominated the play, scoring three goals in a 21 minute span to put the game away. Cates buried her second of the day, the game winner in the 49th minute to get things rolling for the Lady Trojans. Lynne Flint extended the lead to two with a goal in the 64th minute while Brooke Jackson added an insurance marker just over six minutes later in the 70th minute.
Novak (pictured top left), playing in her first game of the year after returning from injury, got one back for the visitors scoring on a penalty kick in the 83rd minute. Unfortunately, the damage had been done and Anderson protected their two goal cushion to remain undefeated in conference play.
"It was great to see Maribeth come back strong after being out for three months after her foot surgery," commented Head Coach Renee Lopez. "She has been working so hard in practice since preseason and it's exciting to see her make a difference in her first game back."
The Lady Bobcats will be back in action tomorrow, when they travel to Rock Hill, SC to take on Flagler College in a neutral site, non-conference contest. Kickoff is set for 2:00pm.