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Railsplitters Fall In Regional Battle With Francis Marion

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HARROGATE, TN - Saturday afternoon's 2-1 regional loss to Southeast region foe Francis Marion University was especially disappointing to the Railsplitter seniors who were playing in their final regular season home match of the year.

The Railsplitters' demise Saturday began in the 40th minute of the match when FMU's Ivan Juric scored off off a corner kick to put the Patriots on top 1-0.  The goal came at the 39:49 mark and LMU needed less than three minutes later to score the equalizer when junior Jimmy Vandenhurk (Walland, TN) used teammate Fernando Silveira's (Brasilia, Brazil) cross to place a head-shot past Francis Marion goalkeeper Clark Richeson. 

After going into the half tied at 1-1, both teams battled each other, trading shots and possessing the ball until Francis Marion's Kyle Clinton was able to strike paydirt again for the Patriots with help from two quick passes by teammates Juan Rivas and Adrian Sikorski from directly in front of the goal.

Despite out shooting Francis Marion University in shots-on-goal throughout the second half nearly 2-1, the Patriots denied the Railsplitters the equalizer this time and slipped out of Harrogate with a big region win as both teams approach the end of their regular season schedules.

The Railsplitters fall to 9-3-1 on the year and will most likely fall out of the NSCAA Top-25 following the loss to unranked Francis Marion.  The LMU men were also ranked ahead of Francis Marion University in the NSCAA Southeast Regional poll this week as the no. 3 ranked team and that situation may change as well after having lost to the no. 8 ranked Patriots of FMU.

The Railsplitters will travel to Mars Hill, North Carolina on Tuesday evening to take on Mars Hill College before closing out the regular season with arch-rival Wingate University on Saturday in Wingate, North Carolina.  The winner of the match could possibly be the South Atlantic Conference regular season champion.

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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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Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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