Women's Soccer

Emmanuel (GA) edges Lees-McRae, 2-1, in regular season finale

Emmanuel (GA) edges Lees-McRae, 2-1, in regular season finale

Photo Courtesy of Gerry Wall

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Senior Kelsey Twigg netted her first goal of the season, but the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team fell to Emmanuel (GA) College Saturday afternoon by a score of 2-1. The loss wraps up LMC's regular season record at 4-11-2 overall and 4-5-2 in league contests.

Emmanuel got the scoring started just nine minutes into the contest when Kayla Brown found Stephanie Lamm who found the back of the net to give their team a quick 1-0 advantage. Twigg's goal, which was unassisted, came in 22nd minute. The eventual game-winner came in 76th minute. Lindsay Lee was fouled resulting in a free kick and Lee got one past the Bobcat keeper to wrap up the scoring Saturday.

The Bobcats ended up outshooting the Lions in the contest, 11-6. Riley Neese led all Bobcats with three shots on goal. Twigg finished with a pair of shots, while freshmen Cassie McFayden and Katie Lysaght chipped in shots on goals as well in the matchup.  

Alexis Feely took the loss in goal for Lees-McRae moving her record to 4-10-2 on the season. Feely stopped two of the four shots she faced Saturday bringing her league-leading save total to 123 on the season.

With the results around the league Saturday, the Bobcats have earned the No. 6 seed for the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Lees-McRae's opponent in the quarterfinal round, which begins Monday, will be the No. 3 seed Belmont Abbey. LMC knocked off the Crusaders earlier this season when the two teams matched up in Banner Elk by a 2-1 score in overtime. Kickoff between the Crusaders and Bobcats is set for 2 p.m. Monday in Belmont, N.C.

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