Photo Courtesy of Gerry Wall
BANNER ELK, N.C. – After 90 minutes of scoreless play Saturday afternoon at Tate Field, Southern Wesleyan netted a goal 29 seconds into the first overtime period to down the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team, 1-0. The loss moves Lees-McRae's record to 1-6-2 overall and 1-2-2 in Conference Carolinas play.
Saturday's match was an evenly contested one across nearly every statistical category. The Bobcats held a narrow advantage on the Warriors in shots, 15-14, while the latter held the edge in corner kicks, 4-3. The 15 shots for Lees-McRae Saturday were tied for the second-most for the team this season. The only time LMC had more shots in a match this season was September 9 against Barton.
Goalkeeper Alexis Feely took the loss in goal for the Bobcats after giving up one goal in five shots faced. With her four saves Saturday, Feely now has 288 saves in her career as a Bobcat which is the fourth-most in the history of the program. Feely needs just nine more stops to move into third place passing former Lees-McRae net-minder Brittany Bolton. Feely's record dips to 1-5-2 on the season with the defeat.
The Bobcats will step back out conference play Wednesday when they travel to Greeneville, Tennessee to take on Tusculum College. LMC and Tusculum are scheduled to get underway at 5 p.m.