Photo Courtesy of Gerry Wall
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team will close out its regular season this week with a pair of matches against North Greenville at home Tuesday and at Emmanuel (GA) Saturday. Tuesday's match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., while Saturday's tilt is slated for a 3 p.m. start time.
Last Time Out: Lees-McRae fell in double overtime to Erskine last Saturday at Tate Field by a score of 2-1. The Bobcats moved to 3-10-2 overall and 3-4-2 in league matches with the loss.
Over Time Stat: Of their 15 matches this fall, the Bobcats have played at least one overtime period in six of them. The six overtime contests are the most in a single season in the history of the program. LMC holds a record of 1-3-2 in those six matchups.
Playoff Positioning: If the season were to end today, the Bobcats would hold the eighth and final spot in the Conference Carolinas women's soccer tournament. LMC, which has 11 points, sits just five points behind the third and fourth place squads Belmont Abbey and North Greenville who both have 16 points, respectively.
Feely's season save stats: LMC goalkeeper Alexis Feely currently leads Conference Carolinas with 118 saves on the season. Additionally, Feely's save totals this season are the ninth-most by a Lees-McRae goalkeeper in the history of the program. Feely also needs just nine more saves to set a new career-high in that category.
About the Opponents: North Greenville comes into the final week of the regular season with an overall record of 7-5-4 and a 5-3-1 mark in league contests. NGU has fared much better at home so far in 2017 with six of its seven wins coming on its home pitch. The Crusaders have been led by goalkeeper Madelynn Schober. Schober is second in the conference with a .849 save percentage and is tied for third with a 0.95 goals against average.
Overall, Emmanuel is above the .500 mark (7-6-1) this season, but it is just 3-5-1 in conference tilts. The Lions have won two straight contests over Bob Jones and Mount Olive coming into this week. Emmanuel has been led this season by Lindsay Lee who is tied for third in the league with eight goals scored.
Series Histories vs. Opponents: The Bobcats have posted winning records against both teams they will face this week in the all-time series. LMC has won 10 of the 14 matchups against NGU and have posted a 2-1 mark against Emmanuel.