Photo courtesy of Gerry Wall
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team earned its first win of 2018 on Homecoming Saturday (Oct. 6) over Converse 2-1 in Conference Carolinas action.
Game Summary - The Bobcats struck for the first goal in the 12th minute when Alexa Todd crossed the ball to pinching midfielder Maddie Olson in the box. Olson fired through a crowd to find the back of the net for her first of the season. Less than three minutes later, Todd would net her first of the season heading a corner kick past Converse's keeper off a Pali Smith corner kick. The Bobcats would carry the lead to the half. The lone goal in the second half belonged to the Valkyries and came in the 74th minute Hallie Lycans found Cassidy Marshall for her second of the season to put the match at its final score. The teams would go back and forth for the remaining minutes as LMC would run the clock out for the win.
Stats Rundown - Converse out-shot LMC 20-10 including 9-8 in shots on goal. Four different Bobcats registered two shots each in the contest, while Lauren Paulsen and Lindsey Bowden each fired one shot. Converse also totaled six corner kicks to LMC's one. Alexis Feely made eight saves in her first win of the season.
Up Next - The Bobcats have a quick turnaround after today's win, playing the makeup game against Chowan from Sept. 15 on Monday (Oct. 8). Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.