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No. 7 LRU Keeps Rolling Along PDF Print
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Sunday, 09 October 2011 08:15

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Soccer Team (10-1, 5-0) set a new school record by winning its ninth consecutive match in a 4-1 victory over Lincoln Memorial University (4-5-2, 1-2-1) in a South Atlantic Conference contest Saturday evening at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.

Four different players scored in the first half for the seventh-ranked Bears, who remained unbeaten in league play so far this season.
L-R junior All-American midfielder Elizabeth Hawes (Valdese, N.C.) opened the scoring just 2:58 into the match with a goal on a shot from the right side.
Freshman defender Hanna Kiebel (Parker, Colo.) gave the Bears a 2-0 advantage in the 24th minute when she finished off a penalty kick.  The goal was Kiebel's first of the season.
Senior All-American midfielder Catherine Hauck (Lake Mary, Fla.) and senior forward Laura Linehan (San Diego, Calif.) rounded out the scoring for Lenoir-Rhyne in the first half.
Linehan is now tied with freshman midfielder Carley Griffin (Fresno, Calif.), who tallied an assist today, for the team lead in goals this year with seven.
Lincoln Memorial scored the match's lone goal in the second half when Brittany Jenkins (Alpharett, Ga.) rebounded in a saved free kick.
Lenoir-Rhyne goalkeepers, junior Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.) and redshirt freshman Genny Little (Fredericksburg, Va.), each played a half while Scruggs was credited with the victory.
Lincoln Memorial's Kayla Hanson (Melbourne, Fla.) suffered the loss in goal despite stopping nine Lenoir-Rhyne shots.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to face Mars Hill in a conference contest Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m.  Lincoln Memorial hosts Montevallo on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Lincoln Memorial Surges Past Lenoir-Rhyne, 4-1, In Men's Soccer


The Lincoln Memorial University Men's Soccer Team (5-3-2, 4-0) scored the match's final three goals and received a hat trick from Marcus Pinto (Uberlandia, BRAZIL) to down Lenoir-Rhyne University (4-6-1, 0-3), 4-1, Saturday night in a league match at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.
After L-R forced a one-all tie on a goal from sophomore forward Chibuzo Nwosu (Macon, Ga.) at the 57:16 mark of the second half, Lincoln Memorial reeled off three straight goals to remain undefeated in the South Atlantic Conference.
Pinto gave the Railsplitters a 1-0 halftime on a goal off a quick pass from Chris Nash (Cuffley, ENGLAND) at the 31:35 mark.
After Nwosu tied the score with a goal right in front of the net off a blocked shot, Pinto gave Lincoln Memorial the lead for good in the 66th minute.  Nash was credited with the assist on the game-winning goal as well.
Pinto assisted Nash in the 73rd minute for a 3-1 advantage before rounding out the scoring with a goal on a rocket shot from about 30 yards out that landed in the left side of the net.
Lenoir-Rhyne held an 18-14 advantage in shots taken despite the setback while sophomore goalkeeper Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) suffered the loss.
Lincoln Memorial goalkeeper Michael Watkins (Statesville, N.C.) allowed just one goal while saving two shots in picking up the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Mars Hill in a South Atlantic Conference match on Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Lincoln Memorial hosts Montevallo Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Tusculum Volleyball Sweeps Lenoir-Rhyne, 3-0


The Tusculum College Volleyball Team (14-4, 7-3) won its fourth straight match with a 3-0 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne University (11-9, 3-6) in a South Atlantic Conference contest Friday night at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.  The Pioneers defeated the Bears by scores of 25-19, 25-16 and 26-24.
Tusculum had staked itself to a 23-17 advantage in the third set and held off a furious Lenoir-Rhyne rally to take the victory.
Tusculum's Ashley Sarmiento (Dayton, Ohio) led the Pioneers with a double-double (35 assists and 11 digs) while Natalie Gaudreau (Venice, Fla.) added nine kills and 14 digs for the Pioneers, who swept the season series from the Bears.
Caitlyn Dean (Fort Wayne, Ind.) totaled team-high 23 digs for Tusculum as well.
For Lenoir-Rhyne, senior outside hitter Brooke Christenbury (Mooresville, N.C.) finished with a match-high 14 kills and 20 digs and sophomore return specialist Kaitlyn Burton (Mills River, N.C.) added a double-double (13 assists and 13 digs) despite the loss.
Freshman defensive specialist Emily Culler (Mount Airy, N.C.) tallied a match-high 26 digs for L-R, who suffered its second consecutive loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Brevard, N.C., to take on Brevard next Tuesday in a league match beginning at 7 p.m.  Tusculum plays at Brevard on Saturday at 1 p.m.






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