Wednesday, 11 September 2019 22:41

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Blanks Limestone

Charlotte Warner picked up the clean sheet victory for the Bears Charlotte Warner picked up the clean sheet victory for the Bears Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne's Women's Soccer Head Coach Gary Higgins earned his 50th career win at LR in a 3-0 shutout of the Limestone Saints on Wednesday night. Higgins accomplished the feat in just 77 matches as the former LR men's soccer standout is 50-20-7 in his career.

Aqsa Mushtaq opened up scoring in 14th minute curling a shot from 15 yards out. Hannah Van Eerden then scored off an assist from Christina Shimshock to put the Bears up 2-0. Senior captain Abigael McGarel capped things off by scoring a PK, which was her third goal off a PK in three games.

LR held a 24-9 advantage in shots on the night and a 4-3 lead in corner kicks.

Charlotte Warner made three saves to earn her second shutout of her career.

Before today's game Limestone was ranked 7th in regional rankings and LR was ranked 10th.

The Bears have now scored 17 goals on the season in just three games, this feat wasn't accomplished until their ninth game last game year.

LR, 3-0 on the season, is back in action against UNC Pembroke on Saturday at 5pm at Moretz Sports Complex.

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