Women's Soccer

Erskine downs Lees-McRae, 2-1, in double overtime

Erskine downs Lees-McRae, 2-1, in double overtime

Photo Courtesy of Gerry Wall

BANNER ELK, N.C. – Saturday marked the second time in six days that the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team dropped a double overtime decision as Erskine knocked off the Bobcats in such fashion Saturday afternoon at Tate Field. The loss moves LMC's record to 3-10-2 overall and 3-4-2 in league matches.

Sophomore Riley Neese got the Bobcats on the board first with her team-leading fifth goal of the season in the 44th minute. Erskine would answer, however, shortly after halftime break as Ani Miller-Wells scored the equalizer to make it 1-1. The score would remain that until the 102nd minute when a shot off of a Mel Foster free kick pushed LMC's goalkeeper Alexis Feely past the goal line for the winning score.

Overall the match was pretty much even across the board. Erskine held the slight edge in shots (18-17) and corner kicks (5-4), but in saves and fouls they were tied at six and nine, respectively.

Feely was tagged with the loss in goal for LMC Saturday despite making six saves in eight tries in nearly 103 minutes of action. Feely's record dips to 3-9-2 with the loss.

The Bobcats will look to get back on track Tuesday when they host North Greenville at Tate Field in another Conference Carolinas matchup. Kickoff between the Bobcats and Crusaders is set for 5 p.m.    

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