BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Serae Mele (Rio Rancho, N.M.) netted the lone goal of the contest to lead the Pfeiffer University Lady Falcons past Lees-McRae College at Tate Field on Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play.
The lone goal of the match (5-4, 3-1 CC) came midway through the ninth minute, when Pfeiffer's Mele took a cross from Hanna Holmstrom (Bredaryd, Sweden) and delivered a cross that found its way into the far side netting to take the 1-0 lead.
Lees-McRae (8-3, 4-2 CC) went on the attack with Jessica O'Leary (Millbury, Mass.) leading the way with three shots on frame, while Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) putting three of four on goal to lead the Lady Bobcat offense.
The Lady Bobcats fired 16 shots on the evening, including eight on frame. The Lady Falcons powered only five shots, including three on frame. Jamie Alcala (Fredricksburg, Va.) turned away eight shots on the evening to lead the Pfeiffer defensive stand, while the Lady Bobcats' Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.) stopped two Falcon shots.
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Saturday, October 9, traveling to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Queens University of Charlotte in league action. The match is slated for a 5 p.m. start.