BANNER ELK, N.C. – Senior forward Lena Langille tallied a goal and an assist to help lead the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team to a 3-1 win over Barton Tuesday evening in the Conference Carolinas Quarterfinals.
Langille got the offense started for the Bobcats with her fifth goal of the season in the 18th minute to give the Bobcats an early 1-0 lead. Langille's net-finder was assisted by fellow senior Emma McGovern. It marked McGovern's third assist of the season.
The two teams went into halftime with the same 1-0 score. Barton tied the game at 1-1 with an unassisted goal at the 51st minute from Taylor Doeble. Lees-McRae quickly answered, however, with a goal from Cheyenne Warrick. Warrick's goal was set up by Langille right in front of Barton's net.
After the two teams scored two goals in less than three minutes, the Bulldogs and Bobcats played scoreless soccer for 14 minutes until freshman Riley Neese scored Lees-McRae's third goal of the game. For Neese it was her first career goal and it proved to be the final goal in the contest as the Bobcats finished off the win, 3-1.
By virtue of its win Tuesday night, the Bobcats have punched their ticket to the semifinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight season. Lees-McRae will be matched up with top-seeded Limestone in the semifinals in Gaffney, S.C. on Friday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.