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The Lenoir-Rhyne University Volleyball Team’s (3-2) South Atlantic Conference opener on the road at Anderson (5-2) - scheduled for Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. - has been postponed due to conditions caused by Hurricane Irma. No make-up date has been set.

Lenoir-Rhyne will now open league play on Friday night at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium against Tusculum (2-3, 0-1) beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:45

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 9/9/17

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As the regular season continues to wind down, Sheetz Night at the Races presented by Gaston Rentals, Inc roared to life at Hickory Motor Speedway on an absolutely beautiful Saturday night for racing.

The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangle’s Late Models would start off the night with the first of their 40 lap features seeing Ty Gibbs in the #18 and Ryan Millington in the #76 roll off from the front row. Gibbs would get the better start and drive to the top spot early. Millington would have his hands full with the #5 of Cole Glasson challenging for position. Glasson would move around for second and Millington would tuck in behind him. Gibbs would hold on for the win in the caution free event, taking his second win on the year at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars. Glasson would equal his best Hickory Motor Speedway effort finishing in 2nd. Millington would finish 3rd with Charlie Watson in the #9 hanging on for 4th. Austin McDaniel in the #12 would bring home a top 5 on his return to the scene of his 2012 & 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangle’s Late Model Track Championships.

Next up would see the Renegades hit the famed 3/8 mile oval with the #6 of Darren Dickinson leading them to the green flag. Dickinson would lead early but be challenged by Kyle DiVanna in the #71. Dickinson would unfortunately suffer a parts failure and retire from the event early. Justin Austin in the #1 would work his way to the front and hold on for the win with Kyle DiVanna in 2nd and Robert DiVanna in the #71d finishing 3rd. Casey Meyer in the #18 and David Hasson in the #83 would round out the top 5.

The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would fire up next for their 35 lap feature with Monty Cox in the #21 leading the way and the #29 of Mitch Walker to his outside. Cox would take the early lead with Walker tucking in behind. The pair would continue to pull away for the entire caution free event with Cox breaking his streak of bad luck and returning to Victory Lane. Walker would finish off a good run with a 2nd place finish. Pat Rachels in the #34 would come on strong but have to settle for 3rd. Alex Reece in the #18 and Jeremy Pelfrey in the #51 would round out the top 5.

Rolling off next would see the Cosmo Motors Street Stocks for their 30 lap feature with Mark Whitten in the #77 guiding the way and Kevin Eby in the #03 to his outside. Whitten and Eby would battle side by side for several laps until Whitten would finally pull ahead and Cody DeMarmels in the #18 would pressure for 2nd. DeMarmels would get by Eby and set sail for Whitten, who had built a nice lead. On the white flag lap DeMarmels would get to the inside of Whitten as they came through turns 3 & 4. Contact would be made with both cars out of control, but Whitten would hang on and be the first to take the checkered flag with DeMarmels close behind in 2nd. Eby would hold on for 3rd, Marshall Sutton in the #64 would take 4th, and Eric Evans in the #07 would take home 5th.

With a tight points battle up for grabs the One Design Super Trucks would pound the pavement next for 35 laps. Charlie Neill in the #26 would turn the hot lap in qualifying and start from the front with Allen Huffman in the #51 to his outside. Neill would take an early lead, but the front duo would battle side by side for several laps till Huffman would nose ahead. Huffman would stay at the point while Neill would battle with the #15 of Sheflon Clay and the #36 of Tyler Dayton for the position. Huffman would drive on to the win with Clay getting around Neill to finish 2nd. Dayton and Neill would battle side by side to the checkers with Dayton nosing ahead for 3rd and Neill grabbing 4th. The #14 of Brandin Wrisley would make the most out of his visit to America's Most Famous Short Track to finish 5th.

The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangle’s Late Models would cap off their night with the second of their Twin 40 lap features. With an inversion from the finishing order of race #1 Charlie Watson in the #9 and Jake Ruggles in the #29 would start from the front row. Watson would take the early lead until he would get pressure from, and a furious side by side battle with, the #5 of Cole Glasson. Glasson would move to the point and it would look as if he just might break into the win column. A caution would bunch the field at lap 23 and find Ryan Millington in the #76 pressuring Glasson for the win. Millington would eventually get by and go to the top spot. Watson and the #18 of first race winner, Ty Gibbs, would make contact going into turn one and bring out the yellow with Watson spinning and the Gibbs going airborne over the front end of the Watson. Millington would hold on for the win as Austin McDaniel in the #12 was reeling him but would run out of time and have to settle for 2nd. Cole Glasson in the #5 would finish 3rd and Cody Haskins in the #2 would come home in 4th. Brooke Schimmel in the #25 would put together a nice run and bring it home in 5th.

Closing out the evening's action would be the Covington Dental Smash & Crash series. Following up on last week's rousing success of adding a tractor tire to the racing surface, the powers that be determined that if one was good then two would be better, and it was. With obstacles placed strategically at the entrance of turn one and in the middle of turns three and four, the competitors would have to circle each obstacle when they came to them at that point of the track and race to the next one. Ten fast and furious laps would ensue with tires smoking and fenders banging but in the end the #17 of Angie Cook would show all the guys that they really should've asked for directions around the tricky layout, after she took the checkered flag.

Next week the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series finishes off their regular season points with Cargo Transporters Championship Night presented by NAPA Auto Parts with track champions yet to be determined in all six divisions, It will be an action packed night. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangle’s Late Models will race for 80 laps, 50 laps for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models and the finale of the Paramount Kia 'Big10' Chase for the Championship, 35 laps for the One Design Super Trucks, 30 laps for the Cosmo Motors Street Stocks, 25 laps for the 4-Cylinders, and 20 laps for the Renegades. Gates open at 5:00pm, Qualifying at 5:30pm, Autograph Session at 6:30pm, and Racing action at 7:30pm. Tickets are only $12.50 Adults, $10.50 Youth/Seniors, and Children 10 & under free.

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 9/9/2017

Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 18G Ty Gibbs Charlotte, NC
2 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
3 5G Cole Glasson Rockwall, TX
4 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
5 2H Cody Haskins Marietta, GA
6 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
7 29 Jake Ruggles Kannapolis, NC
8 2G Tomas Gasperak ,
9 25S Brooke Schimmel Vancouver, WA
10 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC DNS
11 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC DNS
12 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC DNS
13 1C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC DNS
14 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI DNS

Late Model - Twin I
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 18G Ty Gibbs Charlotte, NC
2 5G Cole Glasson Rockwall, TX
3 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
4 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
5 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
6 2H Cody Haskins Marietta, GA
7 29 Jake Ruggles Kannapolis, NC
8 2G Tomas Gasperak ,
9 25S Brooke Schimmel Vancouver, WA
10 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
11 1C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
12 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC DNS
13 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI DNS
14 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC DNS

Late Model - Twin II
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
2 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
3 5G Cole Glasson Rockwall, TX
4 2H Cody Haskins Marietta, GA
5 25S Brooke Schimmel Vancouver, WA
6 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI
7 18G Ty Gibbs Charlotte, NC
8 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
9 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
10 29 Jake Ruggles Kannapolis, NC
11 1C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
12 2G Tomas Gasperak ,
13 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC DNS
14 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC DNS

Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
2 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
3 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC
4 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC
5 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
6 23D Brendan Doyle Harrisburg, NC
7 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI
8 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC
9 08B Devin Boutot Mooresville, NC
10 28D Dennis Trivette Newton, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
2 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
3 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC
4 23D Brendan Doyle Harrisburg, NC
5 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC
6 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
7 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI
8 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC
9 28D Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
10 08B Devin Boutot Mooresville, NC

Renegades - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 1 Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC
2 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
3 71D Robert Divanna Statesville, NC
4 18 Casey Meyer Troutman, nc
5 83 David Hasson Newton, NC
6 97 Danny Crump, Jr. Morganton, NC
7 51 Robbie Hollifield Morganton, NC
8 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
9 69 Ben Campbell Hudson, NC

Renegades - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
2 51 Robbie Hollifield Morganton, NC
3 71D Robert Divanna Statesville, NC
4 83 David Hasson Newton, NC
5 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
6 1 Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC
7 69 Ben Campbell Hudson, NC
8 18 Casey Meyer Troutman, nc
9 97 Danny Crump, Jr. Morganton, NC DNS

Smash & Crash - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 17 Angie Cook ,
2 1 Gregory Austin Granite Falls, NC
3 10 Harlan Pruitt ,
4 99 Cowboy Weaver ,
5 2 Tim Stiener ,
6 4 Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC
7 30 Ryan Austin ,
8 3 Matt Fox ,
9 69 Ben Campbell , DNS

Street Stocks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA
2 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
3 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
4 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
5 7 Eric Evans Mooresville, NC
6 0 Roy Smith Hudson, NC
7 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
8 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC
9 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
10 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC

Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA
2 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
3 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
4 7 Eric Evans Mooresville, NC
5 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
6 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
7 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
8 0 Roy Smith Hudson, NC
9 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC DNS
10 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC DNS

Super Trucks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
2 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
3 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC
4 26 Charlie Neill Hickory, NC
5 14W Brandin Wrisley Greensboro, NC
6 39 Josh Stark Troutman, NC
7 3 Colby White Maiden, NC
8 13C Brian Clay ,

Super Trucks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 26 Charlie Neill Hickory, NC
2 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
3 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
4 14W Brandin Wrisley Greensboro, NC
5 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC
6 3 Colby White Maiden, NC
7 39 Josh Stark Troutman, NC
8 13C Brian Clay , DNS

Appalachian State University field hockey dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 4 North Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Brandon & Erica M. Adcock Field. Taylor Cimbalist scored Appalachian's only goal of the match, her third of the season.

North Carolina (2-4, 0-1 ACC) scored its first goal in the the 7th minute, but Appalachian (2-4) turned up the defense with many blocked shots and broke up multiple offensive plays created by the Tar Heels. The Apps held off the Heels offensively until Megan DuVernois found Meredith Sholder to score UNC's second goal in the 23rd minute.

In 25th minute, Meghan Smart tallied App State's first and only shot of the first half, but that shot went wide of the goal. Gaines recorded her sixth save of the first half with just 30 seconds remaining to go into halftime with the score 2-0.

The Tar Heels came out of the gates fast in the second half with two quick goals in under three minutes to go up 4-0. In the 50th and 58th minute, North Carolina scored its final two goals of the match, but the Mountaineers would answer nine minutes later.

Out of a penalty corner, Cimbalist responded with a goal of her own. In the 67th minute, the senior midfielder struck a shot just over UNC's goalkeeper from an assist by Melissa Nobile.

OFFENSE
Throughout the match, North Carolina out-hustled the Mountaineers in total shots (26-6), shots on goal (19-2) and corners (10-2).

DEFENSE
Goalkeeper Gaines collected a season-high 13 saves on the day and now owns 53 total saves this season.

UP NEXT
On Friday, Sept. 15, the Mountaineers will host Kent State in their first Mid-American Conference match at 2 p.m. App State will play another MAC-foe in Miami (Ohio) on Sunday, Sept. 17. That match is set for a noon start.

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team (1-1) picked up its first win of the year with a 22-10 triumph over North Greenville (1-1) Saturday evening at Moretz Stadium.

Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore quarterback Jarrod Kellar (Shinnston, W.Va.) threw for 170 yards and two touchdown passes while sophomore running back Nelson Brown (Salisbury, Md.) added 106 yards on the ground and a score as the Bears held a dominating edge in time of possession – 43:26-16:34 – in the victory.

The Bears found the end zone on their first three possessions including four and five-yard touchdown receptions by freshman Jordan Mann (Apex, N.C.) and sophomore wideout Jaquay Mitchell (Bailey, N.C.) in the first quarter.

North Greenville was limited to just 199 yards of total offense as the Bears simply kept the Crusaders off the field.

Lenoir-Rhyne had touchdown drives of 16, 16 and 18 plays, respectively, and finished with 382 yards of total offense. LR redshirt freshman wide receiver Demarius Hampton (Carthage, N.C.) caught six passes while senior linebacker Marcus Kincaid (Morganton, N.C.) added nine tackles and a forced fumble and sophomore linebacker Dominick Britt (Greensboro, N.C.) registered two sacks in the win.

For the Crusaders, Ashton Heard (Abbeville, S.C.) scored a touchdown on the ground while Brandon Burger (Powdersville, S.C.) led all tacklers with 14 in the win.

Lenoir-Rhyne opens South Atlantic Conference play next Saturday, September 16, against Mars Hill in Mars Hill, N.C., beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Appalachian State University men's soccer (2-2-1) was edged in a 1-0 overtime setback to a formidable ETSU (1-1-1) squad on Saturday evening at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.

The Mountaineers were held without a goal for the first time this season while coming away with zero shots on target. Appalachian battled a very solid squad in the Buccaneers, as they are expected to compete for an NCAA Tournament spot.

It took 92 minutes for a team to score with ETSU ending it on the only goal of the game, but the Black and Gold gave its former SoCon rival all it could handle. Five different Mountaineer fired away shot attempts on the night, while Jake Chasteen (Watuaga, N.C./Boone) got his fifth start of the season and picked up four saves.

Appalachian will look to get back on track against another strong opponent in No. 2 and 2016 national runner-up Wake Forest on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Appalachian State University volleyball split two five-set matches on Saturday at the North Dakota State Invitational in Fargo, N.D. The Mountaineers defeated George Washington (19-25, 25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 15-10) in the first match at 3:30 p.m. before falling to the host NDSU (25-16, 25-18, 25-17, 19-25, 14-16) at 8 p.m.


GEORGE WASHINGTON MATCH
Lexi Kohut, Kara Spicer and Melissa McMath led the Mountaineer offense against the Colonials and combined for 53 of App State's 63 kills.

Ashlyn Brown recorded a career-high 57 assists along with 15 digs for her eighth double-double of the season. Olivia Loeffler accumulated 23 digs and was followed by Emma Reilly who finished with a career-high 20 digs.

The Mountaineers dropped the first set to the Colonials before claiming set two and three to take a 2-1 advantage. George Washington commanded the fourth set, never allowing App State to get a lead forcing a deciding fifth set.

In the final set, with the score knotted at 3-3, the Mountaineers went on a 5-0 run to go up 8-3. That would end up being the final margin as App State came away with the victory, 15-10.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE MATCH
The Mountaineers took the first set over the Bison by a nine-point margin before dropping the next two sets. Late in the fourth set, up 18-17, App State went on a 6-2 run to force a set point. A kill by Courtney Sullivan sealed the fourth-set victory and sent the teams to a decisive fifth set.

Neither team got a lead higher than two points in the fifth set as they traded points for much of the set. Sullivan and Brown teamed up for a block to tie the set at 14-14, but the Bison would gain the final two points to claim the set and the match.

McMath led App State with 17 kills while Kohut tallied 12 kills. Brown snagged her tenth double-double with 44 assists and 11 digs.

Defensively, Sullivan set a career high with six blocks while five different Mountaineers collected double-digit digs.

UP NEXT
Appalachian will play its final tournament next weekend in the Charleston Invitational with its first match coming against the host College of Charleston on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, 10 September 2017 22:03

App State Women's Soccer Falls in Overtime to UNC-W

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Appalachian State University women's soccer (1-5-2) almost completed the second comeback in as many contests but fell in overtime to UNCW (3-4-1) on Saturday evening 2-1.

Trailing 1-0 in the second half, Sharon Osterbind (Jacksonville, Ala./Jacksonville) found Erin Settle (Mooresville, N.C./Mooresville) for her first score of the season to tie things up and come-from-behind for the 1-1 stalemate. For the week, Osterbind finished with a solid two assists and a goal to give the redshirt senior four points on the year.

After Appalachian's lone goal in the contest, the offense couldn't gain any more momentum as it would attempt just one shot by Sarah Peatross in overtime.

The Mountaineers would get unlucky in the 98th minute when Kirsten Boots headed the goal to give the hosts the win.

Taylor Ray (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge) and Sam Steyl (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) each split time in the box for the Mountaineers.

Appalachian will look to bounce back on Friday, Sept 15 at 8 p.m. in the Sun Belt opener against South Alabama at 8 p.m.

Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:11

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Edges Out Limestone

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The No. 8 Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Soccer Team (3-0) hosted their second home match of the season and survived a tightly-contested affair by a score of 1-0 against Limestone (1-1-1) Saturday afternoon at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex in double overtime.

It was three minutes into the second overtime when Lenoir-Rhyne senior forward Ismael Noumansana (Bamako, MALI) made a crisp pass through the middle and senior forward Kevin Nadeau (Morganton, N.C.) was at the right place at the right time to knock the match-winner off his foot and into the back of the net. The goal was Nadeau's second of the year.

Lenoir-Rhyne won despite Limestone holding a 12-9 edge in shots taken. Three of the Bears' shot attempts were on goal (33 percent) and four of the Saints' 12 shots were on goal (also 33 percent).

Lenoir-Rhyne senior Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) outpaced the Saints' goalkeeper, Thomas Osborne (Summerville, S.C.), four saves to two. King, who improved to 3-0 on the year, still has held the Bears' opponents without a goal this year.

Both teams had their chances with seven corner kicks for Limestone and six for Lenoir-Rhyne. The Bears and Saints fought in a physical defensive match that included four yellow cards and a total of just 21 shots.

Lenoir-Rhyne will hit the road to face Catawba in Salisbury, N.C., on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., in its South Atlantic Conference opener.

Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:03

Appalachian State Football Rolls Over Savannah State

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Senior quarterback Taylor Lamb tied Appalachian State’s single-game record by throwing five touchdown passes in a 54-7 victory against Savannah State on Saturday.

Lamb played only two quarters of the 2017 home opener, completing 12 of his 15 passes for 327 yards as the Mountaineers (1-1) took a 45-0 lead into halftime of the “Gold Out” at Kidd Brewer Stadium. He matched the five-TD total accomplished previously by four App State quarterbacks: DeAndre Presley in 2010, Armanti Edwards in 2008, Richie Williams in 2004 and Pat Murphy in 1967 and 1968.

In surpassing his previous single-game high of four touchdown passes, Lamb connected twice with tight end Collin Reed and once apiece with tight end Levi Duffield, receiver Zy Letman and receiver Jalen Virgil. Scoring receptions by Duffield (57 yards), Reed (68 yards) and Virgil (56 yards) eclipsed 50 yards.

Junior running back Jalin Moore opened the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run, part of a nine-carry appearance that ended with 57 rushing yards, and Michael Rubino’s 38-yard field goal came before App State’s sixth touchdown of the half against the FCS-level Tigers (0-1). Thanks to a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, senior Terrence Upshaw led the Mountaineers with 86 yards on 10 carries.

Lamb, who had his biggest passing yardage game since he threw for a career-high 397 yards against Liberty as a freshman, increased his career total to 67 touchdown passes. Heading into next weekend’s Sun Belt Conference opener at Texas State, he’s only seven behind Edwards, the school record-holder with 74 touchdown throws from 2006-09.

Duffield’s 57-yard touchdown seven minutes into Saturday’s game was the longest catch by an App State tight end since Ben Jorden had a 58-yard reception against Presbyterian in 2008, but Reed topped both of those gains on his 68-yard touchdown with 12:30 left in the second quarter.

About nine minutes after Virgil caught a short pass, cut across the field and outran Savannah State’s defense to score his first career touchdown for the Mountaineers, Reed reached the end zone on a 16-yard reception that allowed him to finish with three catches for 106 yards.

App State’s 45-0 halftime lead matched the halftime score from a 66-0 victory against Campbell in the 2014 home opener. A safety enabled the Mountaineers to take a 47-0 advantage into the fourth quarter, and Savannah State ended the shutout bid when Stephen Dorsey scored on a 45-yard fumble return with 11:55 left.

Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:52

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Falls to Belmont Abbey

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The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Soccer Team (3-1), ranked No. 21 in NCAA Division II, went on the road and suffered a 2-1 loss to Belmont Abbey (3-1) Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field in its first setback of the year.

Lenoir-Rhyne held a 25-13 edge in shots taken with 10 of its shots on goal (40 percent) despite the loss

The Bears fell behind by a 2-0 score before senior defender Helen Ramsey (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.) knocked in her first goal of the year. However, it was too little, too late as the score came in the 86th minute. The Crusaders' goals came courtesy of Morgan Patton (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Nicole Ferren (Charlotte, N.C.).

In goal, Belmont Abbey's Kaitlyn Paul (Fleming Island, Fla.) improved but Lenoir-Rhyne senior Alayna Morris (Westminster, Md.) fell as both players now sport a 3-1 record after today's match Paul outpaced Morris in saves by a count of nine to five. The Bears could not capitalize on multiple attempts as well including four corner kicks.

Lenoir-Rhyne continues their road trip to face Catawba in Salisbury, N.C,. on Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m., in its South Atlantic Conference opener.

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