October 9, 2012

Mahar nets Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the first time in her career, garnering the league's weekly honors after leading the Bobcats to a 2-0 worksheet last week, announced conference officials Tuesday.

Mahar paced the Bobcats to a pair of impressive conference wins over Erskine College and Pfeiffer University last week, scoring two goals, including a match-winner, to move into 28th in the nation with her third decisive strike of the season.

The Jacksonville, Fla. native opened the week by tallying the match-winner against Erskine, propelling the Bobcats to the top of the league standings in a 4-2 win over the Flying Fleet. Mahar then capped the week with a goal and an assist against Pfeiffer, finding the back of the net and setting up Erica Allen (Norton, Ohio) for a strike as they both moved into a tie for the team-lead with their fifth goals of the season.

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats host Limestone College in a pivotal league clash at 5 p.m. on Tate Field.

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