Warriors Pass Bobcats To Gain Third Conference Win

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Banner Elk, N.C. – Southern Wesleyan defeats the Lees-McRae Bobcats in a 2-0 final.

The Warriors posted nine shots and five shots-on-goal in the 2-0 victory over the Bobcats.  Grant Kiker led the team with two shots.  Jhon Peter Mareus posted the goal for the Warriors with an assist by Alex OlsonMiguel Uribe posted six saves in the victory.


Game Vitals

Final: Southern Wesleyan 2, Lees-McRae 0

Records: Southern Wesleyan (4-4-1 / CC 3-1-1), Lees-McRae (5-3-2 / CC 3-2-1)


Coach Bireline says...

"This was a good win for us.  The guys had a great effort and kept with the process.  Lees-McRae is always a solid team with a quality home environment.  It was a great day for both the SWU soccer programs on the road."


How It Happened

Southern Wesleyan struck first in the first half of the game.  Jhon Peter Mareus took a pass from Alex Olson and passed it on to Juan Sebastian Castor.  Castro drove it into the net to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead.  The Bobcats attempted to counter on a shot by Pol Vassart, but Miguel Uribe stole the ball from his feet to prevent Lees-McRae from tying the game.  On a pass back by the Bobcats, the ball rolled behind the Lees-McRae goalkeeper, Tyler Pavlet, to give the Warriors a 2-0 victory.


What's Next

The Warriors will next take on the Francis Marion Patriots on October 4 at 7 p.m. at Childs Field.  They will remain at home to take on John Wesley on October 7 at 7 p.m.  Southern Wesleyan will recognize their seniors during the game.