Lees-McRae men’s soccer coach Lee Squires is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 schedule. The Bobcats will open play in a round-robin scrimmage Saturday March 29 in Hickory, N.C. LMC will take on Lenoir-Rhyne at 1:30 p.m. before battling Chowan at 3 p.m.


Coach Squires’ squad will make the short trip to Greensboro March 30 to participate in the ACC Hall of Champions College Showcase at Bryan Park while taking on Methodist and Radford at 12:30 and 2 p.m., respectively.


The team will compete against Appalachian State, Young Harris and High Point in Boone, N.C. April 5 starting at 5 p.m.


LMC takes on Brevard at 1 p.m. and Belmont Abbey at 2:30 p.m. in a scrimmage April 12 in Brevard, N.C.


The Bobcats conclude the spring slate at the Twin Cities College Showcase in Winston-Salem, N.C. They will play Greensboro College at 11 a.m. before taking on South Atlantic representative Wingate at 12:30 p.m.


The Lees-McRae alumni game will take place at 4 p.m. April 19 followed by an annual awards night.



King Squeaks by LMC Women, 5-4



Lees-McRae junior Samantha Wohlers and sophomore Hillary Lutz grabbed a pair of wins each, but LMC fell in heartbreaking fashion, 5-4, in a Conference Carolinas women's tennis match Tuesday afternoon at the King Tennis Complex in Bristol, Tenn.


The Tornado (7-8, 2-3 CC) earned their third win in March while snapping a two-match losing skid. The Bobcats (1-9, 0-3) have dropped six consecutive contests.


Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) gutted out a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-1 win against King's Katya Cerny in No. 1 singles play.


Lutz (Shelby, N.C.) dominated Naomi Reyes 6-0, 6-1, in No. 2 singles competition.


The Tornado swiped a point from the No. 3 and 4 singles position.


Freshman Amanda Chapman (Sunderland, Md.) defeated Claudia Morris in an entertaining No. 5 singles match, 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.


Wohlers and Lutz took care of business with an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles. However, King claimed the overall win with identical 8-3 wins at No. 2 and 3 doubles.


LMC welcomes Mount Olive March 22 for a Conference Carolinas match at 11 a.m. at the Lees-McRae Tennis Courts.



Bobcats Downed by King in Men's Tennis, 9-0



The Lees-McRae men's tennis team gave King (Tenn.) fits all day, but fell 9-0 in a Conference Carolinas bout Tuesday afternoon at the King Tennis Complex in Bristol, Tenn.


The Tornado (6-7, 3-2 CC) has rebounded nicely after dropping their first two conference matches to win three straight. The Bobcats (3-7, 0-3) fell in three set thrillers at No. 3 and 4 singles.


Sophomore Taduez Poplawski (Asheville, N.C.) dropped a tightly-contested contest at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-4.


Sophomore Carlos Pinel (Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil) forced a third set after dropping the first one 6-2. He claimed the middle set 7-5, but was bested by Luis Delgado 6-4 in the deciding one at No. 3 singles.


Newton, N.C., native, Hang Lak Choi suffered the same fate at No. 4 singles against Leo Brigato, 6-1, 5-7, 10-6.


No. 2 and 3 doubles were decided by an identical 8-6 score while Poplawski and Joao Araujo (Curitiba, Puerto Rico) fell 8-4 in No. 1 doubles play.


The Bobcats play at home for the first time this spring when Mount Olive visits March 22 at 11 a.m. at the Lees-McRae Tennis Courts.



Photo Courtesy: Lee Squires, LMC Athletics