The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (6-1, 3-0) remained unbeaten in South Atlantic Conference play with a 1-0 shutout victory over Lincoln Memorial (4-2, 2-1) Saturday afternoon at the LMU Complex. Freshman defender
Brianna Belsky (Egg Harbour Township, N.J.) scored the lone goal of the match for the Bears with just 7:08 remaining in regulation.
Belsky registered her second goal of the season with a long kick from over 30 yards out which sailed over the Lincoln Memorial goalkeeper's hands and proved to be the game-winner.
The Bears, which held a 25-4 advantage in shots taken over the Lady Railsplitters, also won their third consecutive match.
Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.) registered her third shutout of the year for Lenoir-Rhyne, who prevailed in its first road contest of the season. Lincoln Memorial's goalkeeper, Kayla Hanson (Melbourne, Fla.), suffered the loss despite allowing just one goal while tallying eight saves on the afternoon.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains on the road next Saturday when the Bears face Newberry in Newberry, S.C., in a conference contest beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial, meanwhile, plays Asbury (Ky.) in Wilmore, Kentucky, on Tuesday beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial Stuns L-R In Men's Soccer
The Lincoln Memorial Men's Soccer Team (4-2, 1-2) scored just 28 seconds into overtime to rally and defeat Lenoir-Rhyne (1-4-2, 0-2-1), 2-1, Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference match. The Railsplitters' Mario Pinto (Uberlandia, BRAZIL) scored his team-leading fifth goal of the year in the 91st minute of action to lift Lincoln Memorial to the win.
Pinto scored, unassisted, off a deflection by the Lenoir-Rhyne goalkeeper for the victory. Lincoln Memorial had tied the contest at one with just 12 seconds left in the second half on a goal by Chris Nash (Cuffley, ENGLAND).
The match was scoreless until the 82nd minute when Lenoir-Rhyne senior midfielder Mehmet Karakilinc (Lanester, FRANCE) connected for a goal on a pass from freshman forward Tobias Tobrant (Boras, SWEDEN). The goal was Karakilinc's first of the season.
Marcel Barwanietz (Berlin, GERMANY) allowed just one score while making three saves for Lincoln Memorial, who held a 26-8 advantage in shots in the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior goalkeeper Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) took the loss despite stopping three shots.
L-R returns home to face Queens in a non-conference match on Monday beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.
Lenoir-Rhyne then plays Newberry in a South Atlantic Conference contest on the road next Saturday in Newberry, S.C., beginning at 4:30 p.m. Lincoln Memorial hosts Bethel (Tenn.) on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Briana Belsky, L-R Athletics