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Wingate Defeats LRU, Wins Women's SAC Title PDF Print
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Monday, 07 November 2011 07:57

The Wingate Women's Soccer Team (16-3) scored four first-half goals en route to a 4-2 win over Lenoir-Rhyne (17-2) Sunday afternoon at Manchester Meadows to take home the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship.
Four different players scored for the Bulldogs,

who gained an automatic berth to the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer playoffs. The Bears will be seeking an at-large bid to the national tournament.
Lenoir-Rhyne, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II, also saw its school-record 16-match winning streak come to an end.
Wingate opened the scoring when Chandler Murphy (Daniels Island, S.C.) found the right corner of the net. The Bulldogs' Kelly Adams (Matthews, N.C.), who earned tournament MVP honors, was credited with the assist.
Wingate pushed the lead to 2-0 less than 90 seconds later after A.J. Lightbody (Matthews, N.C.) scored from 18 yards out.
Lenoir-Rhyne cut the deficit in half when two-time SAC Player Of The Year, senior midfielder Catherine Hauck (Lake Mary, Fla.), scored on a free kick in the 31st minute. The goal was Hauck's 11th of the season.
The Bulldogs, however, regained control with two goals to push the margin to 4-1 entering halftime. Jade Montgomery (Monroe, N.C.) rounded out the scoring for Wingate in the 43rd minute.
Redshirt defender Hanna Kiebel (Parker, Colo.), the SAC Freshman Of The Year, scored the lone goal in the second half with a free kick at the 75:00 mark of the contest but the deficit was too great to overcome.
Wingate goalkeeper Miriam Boucher (Calgary, Alberta, CANADA) tallied six saves to pick up the win while L-R junior Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.) suffered the setback in goal.
Lenoir-Rhyne is in the running for an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament. The NCAA Women's Soccer Championship field will be announced at 4:30 p.m., on Monday on a live webcast.
Three players earned all-tournament honors for the Bears: senior forward Laura Linehan (San Diego, Calif.), senior midfielder Mariel Mena (Gainesville, Fla.) and senior defender Jessica Schob (Ione, Calif.).


2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference
Women's Soccer All-Tournament Team


Kelly Adams, Wingate (Most Valuable Player)
Casey King, Wingate
Jade Montgomery, Wingate
Chandler Murphy, Wingate
Laura Linehan, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mariel Mena, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jessica Schob, Lenoir-Rhyne
Kaitlyn Neipp, Anderson
Joelle Purinton, Anderson
Megan Douglass, Newberry
Cassie Smith, Newberry


Anderson Wins Men's SAC Soccer Title


The Anderson Men's Soccer Team (17-3) won its second consecutive league tournament with a 1-0 victory in overtime over Lenoir-Rhyne (9-9-3) Sunday afternoon in the 2011 Food Lion SAC Championship match at Manchester Meadows.
The Trojans' Ryan Messick (Point Pleasant, W.Va.) scored the match's lone goal 4:55 into the first overtime. Messick received a cross from Lasse Sohrweide (Flensburg, GERMANY) in the box and scored from 18 yards out to the lower left corner of the net to end the match.
Anderson's goalkeeper, Lukas Hesse (Berlin, GERMANY), picked up the shutout win after stopping eight shots. Hesse was named the South Atlantic Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) suffered the loss in goal despite allowing just one score to go along with seven saves, all in the first half.
Anderson, ranked No. 11 in NCAA Division II, also held a 14-12 advantage in shots taken in winning its fourth consecutive match.
The Trojans now hope for a bid to the 2011 Southeast Regional Tournament. The pairings for the NCAA Division II Playoffs will be announced Monday evening at 7 p.m.
For Lenoir-Rhyne, senior forward Daniel Jones (Wrexham, WALES), senior midfielder George Wilson (London, ENGLAND) and senior midfielder Jordan Holmes (Southport, ENGLAND) all earned all-tournament honors.


2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference
Men's Soccer All-Tournament Team


Lukas Hesse, Anderson (Most Valuable Player)
Kevin Butler, Anderson
Ryan Messick, Anderson
Lasse Sohrweide, Anderson
Daniel Jones, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jordan Holmes, Lenoir-Rhyne
George Wilson, Lenoir-Ryne
Evan Harvey, Catawba
Domhnall Minogue, Catawba
Leonardo Germniani, Lincoln Memorial
Mario Pinto, Lincoln Memorial






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