Lady Crusaders Drop Contest To Lander
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Lady Crusaders Drop Contest To Lander

Greenwood, S.C. – The Lander women’s soccer team used strong play from Christina Barbour to down North Greenville 3-0 at the Jeff May Complex on Wednesday afternoon.

Lander improves to 4-1 overall, while North Greenville drops to 2-2.

The first half was all Lander as the Bearcats outshot North Greenville 13-0, but the two teams were still knotted in a scoreless tie at the half.

Lander made the necessary adjustments at the half and Barbour scored her first goal in the 47th minute. Her second goal in the 54th minutes gave the Bearcats a 2-0 lead.

Lander’s Kimberly Kesler scored the game’s final goal in the 80th minute to seal the victory.

The Lady Crusader defense has a tough night as Lander fired 28 shots compared to just four by North Greenville.

Despite the onslaught of shots, keeper Regina Ibanga tallied five saves in the game, bringing her season total to 20 in four games.

“Tonight Lander came out strong and played hard early,” said assistant coach Rachael Baer. “We were a little flat footed but we know what we need to fix and how to fix it. We will get back to work tomorrow and begin to prepare for our next game on Saturday.”

The Lady Crusaders (2-2, 1-0) will have a few days to prepare before traveling to Banner Elk, N.C. to play against Conference Carolinas foe Lees-McRae College (2-2, 2-0) at 4 p.m.