The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (13-1) came from behind to defeat Queens (5-9-1), 2-1, Tuesday night as the Bears rallied once again in the second half to prevail. L-R, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division II, scored the match's final two goals in the second half after falling behind by a 1-0 score.
In addition, the Bears also increased their school-record winning streak to 12 matches.
L-R junior forward Carley Griffin (Fresno, Calif.) scored the game-winner in the 76th minute, her team-tying ninth goal of the season.
Queens broke a scoreless tie just 29 seconds into the second half when Sami Striano (Clearwater, Fla.) scored off an assist from Hope Hartman (Buies Creek, N.C.).
Lenoir-Rhyne tied the score at one at the 62:47 mark when junior All-American midfielder Elizabeth Hawes (Valdese, N.C.) tallied a goal off a double assist from Griffin and senior forward Laura Linehan (San Diego, Calif.) before Griffin's game-winner.
L-R junior goalkeeper Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.) was credited with the win as the Bears held a 22-7 advantage in shots taken. Queens goalkeeper, Megan Hirschy (Fort Wayne, Ind.), suffered the loss despite tallying 11 saves on the night.
L-R returns home to face Wingate (11-2, 6-0) in a South Atlantic Conference showdown on Saturday at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex beginning at 5 p.m. Queens plays at King (Tenn.) next Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Queens Men's Soccer Shuts Out Lenoir-Rhyne, 2-0
The Queens University Men's Soccer Team (5-8) handed Lenoir-Rhyne University (5-8-1) a 2-0 loss Tuesday night at the Queens Sports Complex.
The Royals scored both goals in the first half as Felipe Netto (Salvador, BRAZIL) and Jeremy Chambers (Prinecton, W.Va.) each found the back of net to lead Queens to the win.
Both of the Royals' goals were also within 33 seconds of each other.
Netto opened the scoring at the 14:23 mark when the Bear goalkeeper misplayed the ball. Julian Mitchell (Jacksonville, Fla.) was credited with the assist.
Netto assisted on Chambers' goal, the second and final one for Queens. Netto fed Chambers, who dribbled in the box for the score.
Lenoir-Rhyne lost despite holding a 14-9 advantage in shots taken led by sophomore midfielder Mehmet Karakilinc's (Lanester, FRANCE) four shots.
Queens' Simen Walmann (Nevlunghavn, NORWAY) earned the shutout victory in goal after stopping four shots while L-R freshman goalkeeper Ashley Peyton-Bruhl (Brackley, ENGLAND) suffered the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Wingate in a South Atlantic Conference match on Friday at 7 p.m. Queens, meanwhile, visits King (Tenn.) for a match next Tuesday at 4 p.m.
L-R Men's Golf Ties For Fifth At The Lincoln Memorial Invitational
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Golf Team finished in a fifth-place tie after shooting a 603 (+27) at the Lincoln Memorial Fall Invitational which concluded Tuesday at the Wasioto Woods Golf Course. Sixteen teams competed in the tournament.
King won the tournament after carding a 579 (+3) on the par-72, 6,825-yard course and beat out Pfeiffer by five strokes.
Brevard's Kim Koivu was the top individual after finishing with a seven-under 137 while senior Sam Pressley (Knoxville, Tenn.) led Lenoir-Rhyne.
Pressley carded a 149 (+5), good for a 23rd-place tie overall.
Meanwhile, sophomore David Glenister (Ontario, CANADA) and junior Brandon Squier (Advance, N.C.) both tied for 32nd with a 151 (+7) for the Bears.
The tournament was the final one on the 2011 fall schedule for Lenoir-Rhyne.
Lincoln Memorial Fall Invitational
October 17-18, 2011 - Final Results
Wasioto Winds Golf Course
1. King 579 (+3)
2. Pfeiffer 584 (+8)
3. Lincoln Memorial 596 (+20)
4. Tusculum 601 (+25)
5t. Anderson 603 (+27)
5t. Lenoir-Rhyne 603 (+27)
5t. Lincoln Memorial Blue Team 603 (+27)
8. Catawba 605 (+29)
9. Brevard 607 (+31)
10. Montevallo 608 (+32)
11. Cape Fear CC 609 (+33)
12t. Walters State CC 610 (+34)
12t. North Greenville 610 (+34)
14. Limestone 611 (+35)
15. Lincoln Memorial Gray Team 614 (+38)
16. Virginia-Wise 650 (+74)
23t. Sam Pressley 149 (+5)
32t. Brandon Squier 151 (+7)
32t. David Glenister 151 (+7)
36t. John White 152 (+8)
74t. Drew Alford 164 (+20)
Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Wins Fourth Straight
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Volleyball Team (15-9, 7-6) pushed its winning streak to four matches with a 3-0 sweep of Mars Hill College (11-7, 6-6) Tuesday evening in a South Atlantic Conference match at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. The Bears prevailed by scores of 25-17, 25-17, and 25-20.
L-R senior outside hitter Brooke Christenbury (Mooresville, N.C.) led the way with a match-high 11 kills to go along with 13 digs while junior setter Meredith Lutz (Newton, N.C.) added 17 assists and nine digs as the Bears finished off their second consecutive sweep.
Freshman defensive specialist Emily Culler (Mount Airy, N.C.) finished with a team-high 15 digs for L-R, who tallied 10.5 blocks as a team en route to the win and avenged an earlier loss to Mars Hill.
The Lions were led by Hannah Wilson (Fletcher, N.C.) and Becca Smith (Candler, N.C.) with 11 assists each and Maggie Murphy (Richmond, Va.) with a match-high 24 digs despite the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home on Thursday when it hosts Brevard in a conference match beginning at 7 p.m.
Mars Hill, looking to snap a two-match losing streak, next hosts Catawba in a South Atlantic Conference match on Friday. The match time is set for 7 p.m.