TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- The North Greenville University women's soccer team edged Lees-McRae by a 1-0 score on Wednesday evening, scoring the winner midway through the second half in a non-conference matchup.
Lees-McRae (10-5) outshot the Crusaders (7-5) by a 10-2 margin, which was split into an even 5-1 advantage in each half. Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.), MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.), Jessica O'Leary (Milbury, Mass.), and Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) each tallied a pair of shots to pace the Lady Bobcats.
The match remained deadlocked until the early moments of the 58th minute, when North Greenville's Abby Brack (Gastonia, N.C.) played a long ball into a streaking Leah Ward (Waynesville, N.C.), who then delivered a finish into the back of the net for what would prove to be the match-winner.
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Saturday when the Lady Bobcats travel to Laurinburg, N.C. to resume their Conference Carolinas schedule against St. Andrews Presbyterian. The match is slated to kick off at 1 p.m.
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