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Railsplitters Advance To SAC Semifinals With 2-1 Win Over Mars Hill College

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HARROGATE, TN - The Lincoln Memorial University men's soccer team earned the right to defend its 2007 South Atlantic Conference Tournament title on Wednesday afternoon with a 2-1 win over the Lions of Mars Hill College in the quarterfinals of the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament.

The Railsplitters got on the board first in the 16th minute of the match when junior Pedro Canineu (Sorocaba, Brazil) caught an overstruck corner kick and placed it in the box.  Teammate Brito Martins (Sorocaba, Brazil) then headed the ball past Lions' keeper Sean Merfeld to put LMU on top 1-0.

Just before the half, the LMU men struck again.  This time is was All-American defender Felipe Nogueira (Uberaba, Brazil) who bent a direct kick around the wall and into the left side of the net to give the Railsplitters a 2-0 advantage.

Trailing 2-0 late in the match, Mars Hill's only score of the day came on a penalty kick following a hard LMU foul in the box.  MHC's Troy Cole placed a blast toward the left side of the net which Railsplitter goalkeeper Michael Watkins (Statesville, NC) got a hand on but could not stop.  The goal cut the LMU lead to one but the Lions eventually fell short and end the year at 10-9.

The No. 4 seed Railsplitters, now 11-6-2, are set to take on No. 1 seed Tusculum College on Friday afternoon at 6:00 p.m. in Rock Hill, South Carolina in the conference semifinals.  Should LMU emerge victorious Friday afternoon, the Railsplitters would try to run the table by winning Sunday's championship match against the winner of the No. 7 seed Lenoir-Rhyne College verses No. 6 seed Wingate University match which is also set for Friday.     

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April 1
M. Tennis vs. Brevard 8-1
W. Tennis vs. Brevard 7-2
Softball vs. Carson-Newman 4-0
Baseball vs. Shorter 13-8
Softball vs. Carson-Newman 5-9
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April 4
M. Tennis vs. @Wingate 2-5
W. Tennis vs. @Wingate 2-5
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April 5
Softball vs. @#18 Lenoir-Rhyne 0-2
M. Tennis vs. Carson-Newman 6-3
W. Tennis vs. Carson-Newman 6-3
Baseball vs. Coker 6-5
Softball vs. @#18 Lenoir-Rhyne 3-1
Baseball vs. Coker 4-6
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April 6
Baseball vs. Coker  7-3
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April 7
M. Golf vs. Tennessee River Rumble 4th
W. Golf vs. Agnes McAmis Memorial 10th
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April 8
M. Golf vs. Tennessee River Rumble 4th
W. Golf vs. Agnes McAmis Memorial 10th
W. Tennis vs. @Queens 3-6
M. Tennis vs. @Queens 2-7
Baseball vs. @Kentucky State 14-7
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April 9
Baseball vs. @UVa-Wise 13-1
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April 10
Softball vs. @Brevard 2-3
Softball vs. @Brevard 4-5
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April 11
W. Tennis vs. @Mars Hill 4-5
M. Tennis vs. @Mars Hill 7-2
Baseball vs. Anderson 5-13
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April 12
Baseball vs. Anderson 8-6
Softball vs. Catawba 1-6
Softball vs. Catawba 10-5
Baseball vs. Anderson 13-15
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April 13
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
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April 14
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
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April 15
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
Baseball vs. King Canceled
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April 16
Softball vs. @Mars Hill 3-0
Softball vs. @Mars Hill 5-4
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April 18
Baseball vs. @Wingate 8-15
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April 19
Softball vs. @Wingate Canceled
Softball vs. @Wingate Canceled
Baseball vs. @Wingate (DH) Canceled
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April 24
Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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April 25
Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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April 26
Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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April 27
Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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