The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Soccer Team (11-1, 7-0) stayed atop the South Atlantic Conference standings with a 2-0 victory over Carson-Newman (2-10-1, 0-6-1) Saturday evening at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex. The
Bears, ranked No. 20 in NCAA Division II, received goals from freshman midfielders Garcelle Alequine (Wilmington, Del.) and Kendall Smith (Asheville, N.C.) in the win. Lenoir-Rhyne also won its eighth straight match and shut out its four consecutive opponent.
Alequine scored just 5:15 into the match from about 20 yards out with a shot just over the Carson-Newman goalkeeper.
Smith made it a 2-0 score in the 74th minute of action with a rebound shot off the crossbar. Sophomore defender Hanna Kiebel (Parker, Colo.) was credited with the assist.
Senior Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.) earned her fourth shutout of the season for the Bears, who held a 28-4 advantage in shots taken in the victory. Scruggs tallied a pair of saves as well. Carson-Newman's Tiarna McKenna (Lisburn, NORTHERN IRELAND) suffered the loss in goal despite stopping 10 shots in the match. Lenoir-Rhyne, which has won 17 straight conference regular season matches dating back to 2010, faces Tusculum in a league showdown on Wednesday beginning at 5:00 p.m., in Greeneville, Tenn.
Carson-Newman, meanwhile, plays at Trevecca Nazerene on Wednesday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m.
L-R, Carson-Newman Battle To 1-1 Tie
Lenoir-Rhyne (5-5-3, 2-3-2) and Carson-Newman (6-4-2, 4-1-2) played to a 1-1 tie in men's soccer after two overtimes Saturday night in a South Atlantic Conference match at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.
After a scoreless first half, L-R finally broke through in the 65th minute when freshman forward Tobias Tobrant (Boras, SWEDEN) scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season.
Tobrant took advantage of a misplay by a Carson-Newman defender and notched the goal in an empty net.
The Bears held the 1-0 advantage until the Eagles forced overtime when Sindre Welo (Trondheim, NORWAY) scored with just 5:02 remaining in the second half.
Lenoir-Rhyne was able to force the one-tie despite Carson-Newman holding a 30-15 advantage in shots taken.
In goal, L-R junior Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) finished with 17 saves on the night while Carson-Newman's Rumwald Le Guevel (London, ENGLAND) stopped two shots. Both players allowed just one goal in 110 minutes of action.
Lenoir-Rhyne plays on the road against Lees-McRae in Banner Elk, N.C., on Wednesday beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Bears also celebrated Senior Night prior to the contest.
Carson-Newman hosts Anderson in a conference contest next Saturday beginning at 7:00 p.m., in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Photo Courtesy: Garcelle Alequine, L-R Athletics