SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Converse College soccer team was dealt a heartbreaking defeat versus Lees-McRae on Saturday evening at Hayden Abney Fulp Field. After 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, LMC tallied the winning goal 63 seconds into the overtime period.
Score: Lees-McRae 1, Converse 0 1OT
Records: Lees-McRae (1-11-1, 1-7-1 CC), Converse (1-13-0, 1-9 CC)
Location: Hayden Abney Fulp Field, Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- A.C. Albritton led the way for Converse with nine shots on the afternoon, including three on goal.
- Aidyn Cantor tallied six shots of her own, while Devyn Plyler added three at the cage.
- The Valkyries held a 23-13 advantage on shots, but LMC took two corners compared to one by CC.
- Darian Bankston played every minute in goal, giving up one score, while collecting six saves.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Converse came out strong in the contest, applying a great deal of pressure on the Bobcats defense after taking 23 shots, including nine on goal that required Hope Sanborn to take action. Converse was able to spread the ball around as eight different players registered at least one shot.
However, the match was tight the entire 90 minutes of regulation, forcing the game into tan overtime session. It was then that the Bobcats put the game away, scoring just 1:03 into the extra period. Ashley Herndon found herself in the right place at the right time as a pass from Pali Smith across the box allowed Herndon to push the ball past the keeper and give LMC the "golden goal" win.
Converse will be back in action on Thursday, October 31 as it steps out of conference to play host to Coker University. That contest is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.