Photo Courtesy of Gerry Wall
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Sophomores Riley Neese and Katie Jo Daniel both had three-point performances (1g, 1a) to help lead the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over King (Tenn.) University Wednesday afternoon. The Bobcats improved to 1-2-1 overall and 1-0-1 in league play with the win.
Lees-McRae opened the scoring Wednesday in the 20th minute as freshman Cassie McFayden took a pass from Neese to notch her first career goal to give LMC a quick 1-0 lead. About 12 minutes later, Neese found the back of the net with her third goal of 2017 after collecting a pass from Daniel. The goals by McFayden and Neese gave Lees-McRae a 2-0 advantage going into halftime.
The only scoring in the final 45 minutes of action came in the 59th minute when Daniel scored an unassisted goal to extend LMC's lead to 3-0. The three goals by the Bobcats were the most by the team this season.
Goalkeeper Alexis Feely picked up her first win of 2017 Wednesday. Feely, whose record improves to 1-2-1 with the victory, was not as busy as she has been in the previous three matches for the Bobcats as she only faced three shots in the contest but stopped all three.
Overall, the Bobcats either held the edge or were tied with the Tornado in almost every statistical category. Lees-McRae lead the way in shots (15-13), shots on goal (8-3) and the two squads were tied with a pair of corner kicks each.
The Bobcats will look to make it two victories in a row Saturday when they travel Mount Olive for another Conference Carolinas clash. Kickoff for that game is slated for 1 p.m.