Women’s Soccer Wins Fourth Straight SAC Tournament Match

Women’s Soccer Wins Fourth Straight SAC Tournament Match

HICKORY, N.C. – Dating back to the spring, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team have won four straight South Atlantic Conference Tournament matches thanks to a 2-0 win over Limestone this afternoon. The Bears run their all-time mark to 29-23-9 in SAC Tournament affairs. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP

Final: Lenoir-Rhyne 2, Limestone 0

Records: Lenoir-Rhyne (11-4-2), Limestone (10-5-1)

Location: Hickory, N.C. | Moretz Sports Complex

STATS OF THE MATCH

  • It was an unlikely goal-scorer who put the Bears on top for good when freshman Kate Casey sent her header past the Limestone keeper in the 38th minute. Casey took a corner kick from Stephanie Figueiredo and put it in the open net for her first career goal.
  • The Bears would hit the post twice in the second half, narrowly missing opportunities to put the Saints away.
  • However, in the 83rd minute Leonie Proessl beat the keeper low and to the far lower corner for her 11th goal of the season to seal the victory.
  • LR dominated the match, outshooting the Saints 24-10 and holding an 8-1 edge in corner kicks. 
  • Grayson Cameron earned her 10th win in goal by making five saves. It was the seventh clean sheet of the season for the senior.
  • Limestone’s Taylin Jean made four saves in a losing effort.
  • Allie Zueger and Proessl each had a game-high eight shots and each put three on frame.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Lenoir-Rhyne is 13-1-1 all-time against Limestone and this was the first all-time meeting in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament. 
  • The Bears are 9-0-1 all-time against Limestone in Hickory.
  • This is only the second time in program history that LR has entered the league tournament as the No. 3 seed. The last time they did was their first SAC Tournament appearance back in 1991.
  • The Bears have the chance to set unique history and be the only team to win two conference tournaments in the same calendar year. The Bears won the SAC Tournament in the spring season. 

UP NEXT: The Bears move on to the semifinal to take on second-seeded Queens who beat Lincoln Memorial 1-0 in double overtime. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. in Matthews, N.C.


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