BANNER ELK, N.C. – Four different Bobcats scored, led by Haley Lowman (Connolly Springs, N.C. / Draughn) who tallied her third and fourth goals of the season, to lift the Lees-McRae women’s soccer team to a convincing 5-0 win, their most goals scored in a game since 2016, over Erskine this afternoon to clinch their fourth win on Tate Field.

THE BASICS

FINAL SCORE: Lees-McRae – 5; Erskine - 0

LOCATION: Tate Field – Banner Elk, North Carolina  

RECORDS: Lees-McRae (5-2/2-1), Erskine (0-5/0-3)

 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lees-McRae sprinted out of the gates with a pair of shots in the first three minutes and broke the deadlock in the 11th minute as Alexa Todd (Vero Beach, Fla. / Vero Beach) scored her third goal of the season on an assist by Taylor Barrineau (Iron Station, N.C. / East Lincoln).
  • The Bobcats extended their lead to 2-0 as Lowman scored her third goal of the season on a cross from Kennedy Freeman (Kaysville, Utah / Mooresville) in the 37th minute.
  • Lees-McRae scored their final goal of the first half in the 40th minute as Gen Porsche (Huntley, Ill. / Huntley) scored her first goal of the season off an assist from Ivy Cagno (Burlington, N.C. / Southern Alamance).
  • The Bobcats continued their offensive pressure in the second half with a pair of shots by Cagno in the first four minutes of the second frame.
  • Lowman buried her second goal of the game and fourth of the season in the 51st minute off a pass from Sierra Shuey (Louisburg, N.C. / Thales Academy).
  • Lees-McRae closed out its scoring in the 59th minute as Rachel Crum (Wake Forest, N.C. / Wakefield) scored her first goal of the season on another assist by Cagno.
  • Mallory Roughton (Nashville, N.C. / Nash Central) and Haile Desmarais (Raleigh, N.C. / Millbrook) combined to make four saves en route to the team’s third shutout in four games.
  • The Bobcats held a 14-6 edge in shots, 7-4 advantage in shots-on-goal, and finished with a game-high three corner kicks.

 

FOR THE FOES:

  • Kaylie Hayes and Abby McElveen shared time in the net for the Flying Fleet and combined to finish with two saves.

 

UP NEXT:

The Bobcats will look to continue their winning ways as they visit Emmanuel on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. showdown.

 

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