Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Advances To The Semifinal Round After Beating Mars Hill, 2-0
October 31, 2012
L-R to face Catawba in the semifinals of the conference tournament on Friday beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore defender Hanna Kiebel scored for the Bears in a 2-0 victory over Mars Hill at home on Wednesday in the opening round of Food Lion SAC Women's Soccer Tournament.
Hickory, N.C. - The top-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (14-1-2) shut out eighth-seeded Mars Hill (6-13), 2-0, in the opening round of the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.
L-R will next face the No. 4 seed, Catawba, on Friday in the tournament semifinals at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C., beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Catawba defeated fifth-seeded Anderson, 1-0, in the first round of the tournament at home in Salisbury, N.C., on Wednesday as well.
Lenoir-Rhyne, ranked No. 11 in NCAA Division II, received second-half goals from sophomore midfielder Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.) and sophomore defender Hanna Kiebel (Parker, Colo.) in the victory.
Donovan opened the scoring after finishing off a shot right in front of the net off a corner kick from freshman defender Brianna Belsky (Egg Harbour Township, N.J.) in the 55th minute.
Kiebel scored the Bears' second goal at the 77:06 mark of the second half just outside the top right corner of the box. L-R freshman defender Regina Kelly (West Deptford, N.J.) was credited with the assist.
Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.) earned the shutout win for the Bears, who held a 31-4 advantage in shots taken and remained unbeaten in their last 13 matches (11-0-2).
Mars Hill's goalkeeper, Chelsea Parker (Richmond, Va.), suffered the loss despite finishing with 12 saves on the day. The Bears also defeated the Lions for the second time this season.