|Sullivan leads Bobcats past Abbey, 1-0|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, 13 October 2011 06:32|
Sophomore MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) found the back of the net early in the first half to lead the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Belmont Abbey College in a pivotal Conference Carolinas matchup on Wednesday night on Tate Field.Lees-McRae (9-2-1, 8-0 CC) outshot Belmont Abbey (7-7, 6-2 CC) by a 13-5 margin, including an 8-1 advantage in the second half, as the Bobcats took a one-game lead in the conference standings with Queens University of Charlotte's 2-1 victory over Mount Olive College. Sullivan tied freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) for the team-lead with her ninth goal of the season, as Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) tallied her fourth assist of the campaign.
Sullivan tallied the lone goal of the match late in the 14th minute, taking a headed through ball from Santerre and sending a brilliant finish over the keeper to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. The score line read 1-0 for the duration of the match, as the Bobcats nearly doubled the advantage to 2-0 in the 65th minute when Thornton made a terrific run into the area before sending the finish just wide of the woodwork.
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Saturday when the Bobcats travel to Mount Olive, N.C. for a pivotal conference clash with Mount Olive at 7 p.m.
Galvani lifts Bobcats over Abbey, 2-0
Sophomore James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) extended his goal-scoring streak with a sensational brace on Wednesday night, lifting the Lees-McRae College men's soccer team to a 2-0 victor over Belmont Abbey College in Conference Carolinas play on Tate Field.
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