files/MDT&SB-GBR490x110-Aug-2014.jpg files/redtails.gif
High Country News, Weather, and Bulletins

Todays ForecastToday:
64°F | 79°F | 60%
Tomorrows ForecastTomorrow:
63°F | 80°F | 30%
  Swap Shop Online
Home Listen Live Listen Live Weather Classifieds Jobs Real Estate Autos
Drake, Rooney Help LMC Overpower Walsh PDF Print
Written by Chris Parker   
Friday, 07 March 2014 07:49

Lees-McRae senior Katelin Rooney and sophomore Taylor Drake combined for nine goals while LMC cranked out 40 shots in a 16-7 nonconference win against Walsh on a blustery Thursday afternoon at Tate Field in Banner Elk, N.C.


The Bobcats (2-3) rebounded from a tough loss two days ago and jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 5:58. The Cavaliers (0-1) hung tough behind a two-goal performance from Brianna Moss, but was unable to rebound from the early hole.


Drake (Jupiter, Fla.) netted a hat trick in the first 14 minutes of play, including a goal a mere 15 seconds into the contest. She'd finish the game with four.


Rooney (Naples, Fla.) retrieved a pass from Callie Gregg (Roanoke, Va.) before besting the Cavalier goalie to put LMC up 2-0.


Walsh would trim the deficit to three with two goals in a 43 second span, 5-2.


Rooney notched the second of her game-high five goals with 9:14 remaining in the opening frame, 6-2.


The Cavaliers would out score LMC 3-1 to keep it interesting at the half, 7-5.


Walsh' Ivy Meloy tallied a goal 20 seconds into the second half to pull the visitors within one.


However, LMC responded with a four-goal outburst, two by Rooney, to push the lead to five, 11-6.


Five different Bobcats recorded a goal in the final 4:40 while LMC pulled away late.


Sophomore Mia Emmerson (Orlando, Fla.) put on a defensive performance with 10 saves while Julia Colburn (Mooresville, N.C.) frustrated the Cavalier offense with three forced turnovers while tallying a pair of goals.


LMC dominated in the groundball and shot category, 31-11 and 40-19, respectively.


Senior Nicole Dupont (Fort Meyers, Fla.) contributed three goals and three groundballs.


The Bobcats return to action March 13 when they welcome Belmont Abbey for a Conference Carolinas bout at 4 p.m.



Photo Courtesy: Katelin Rooney, LMC Athletics




Prev ArticleNext Article
Share This Article:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email