Photo courtesy of Mike Keating
DUE WEST, S.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Erskine on Saturday (Sept. 22) in Conference Carolinas action.
Game Summary - The teams went back and forth for most of the first half, with Erskine totaling six shots and LMC having one going into the final minute. Pali Smith would score her first career collegiate goal assisted by Autumn Esposito in the final minute of the first half to put the Bobcats up 1-0 at the break. As the second half ticked on, the Bobcats inched closer and closer to a victory. Erskine would knot the game at one in the 86th minute when Brittiney Gardner headed in her first of the season from Jane Ashley Meredith, and the teams would head to overtime. Erskine owned the shot advantage 4-1 in the extra session, before Gardner set up Maddie Cole for the winner and her second of the season in the final minute of the overtime period.
Stats Rundown - The Bobcats totaled four shots in the contest with one each coming from Smith, Alexa Todd, Tegan Dean and Maddie Olson. Along with Smith's goal, Dean registered the second shot on goal of the contest for LMC. Lees-McRae also totaled three corner kicks to Erskine's eight. Alexis Feely (0-6-0) recorded her fifth double-digit save effort of the season, stopping 13 shots.
Up Next - LMC returns home to take on Limestone on Wednesday (Sept. 26) for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.