Lady Railsplitters and Lees-McRae Conclude With 0-0 Draw
September 27, 2011
HARROGATE, TN -- Defense was the order of the day as the LMU women's soccer team and Lees-McRae combined for 16 saves for the match in a 0-0 tie Wednesday afternoon.
LMU moves to 4-3-1 with the tie, while LMC is 5-2-1 on the year.
In the first half, Lees-McRae dominated possesion of the ball as they recorded nine shots to LMU's two. Despite this differential, neither team was able to put a score on the board as the first 45 minutes ended at a 0-0 tie.
In the second half, the defense intensity remained in place as the Lady Railsplitters narrowed the shot differential to 12-9 in favor of Lees-McRae. However, neither team would be able to score as both keepers stopped every scoring opportunity.
The defensive struggle strengthened in the two overtime periods as there were only six total shots between the two teams. The best scoring opportunities for LMU in those periods were a shot sent wide left by Leanne Reid to end the first overtime as well a shot by Rachael Vienneau that was saved in the closing seconds of the second overtime. The game would conclude in a 0-0 tie.
Lees-McRae outshot 23-15 for the match. LMU keeper Kayla Hanson recorded seven saves and defender Samantha Hilliard added in two team saves as she stopped two other shots from going in the net
LMC's Kaitlyn Briggs picked up seven saves for the Bobcats.
The Lady Railsplitters will take the field next on September 30th as they travel to Columbus, Georgia to take on Tampa University. That game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.
Lees-McRae (5-2-1) vs. Lincoln Memorial (4-3-1)
Date: Sep 27, 2011 Attendance: 76
Weather: Clear, mid 70s, breezy.
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Lees-McRae.......... 0 0 0 0 - 0
Lincoln Memorial.... 0 0 0 0 - 0
Shots: Lees-McRae 23, Lincoln Memorial 15
Saves: Lees-McRae 7 (Briggs,Kaitlyn 7), Lincoln Memorial 9 (Kayla Hanson 7; TEAM 2)