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Hector Nieto
Hector Nieto had two shots for the Bears.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Falls at Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team came up short on the road with a 2-0 defeat to Limestone, giving the Bears their first conference loss of the season.

The Saints used a couple of late-half goals to hold off the Bears. In the first half, Claudel N’Goubou scored a penalty kick in the 43rd minute while in the second half, Bilal Camara scored right before the final whistle to solidify all three points.

Limestone out-shot Lenoir-Rhyne, 13-8. The Saints had four shots on goal compared to the Bears’ one.

The Bears were more successful at drawing corner kicks as they had five set pieces from the flags. The Saints were only able to produce one corner kick.

It was a physical battle between the Saints and the Bears as 10 yellow cards were shown. The Saints were dealt eight of the 10 cards. Despite the yellow cards being heavily favored towards the Saints, the fouls were relatively even with LR committing 17 fouls while Limestone committed 16 of their own.

The Bears were a much productive unit in the second half with six of their eight shots coming after the break.

Limestone leads the all-time series, 11-4-1. In their last 10 contests, the Saints own a 8-1-1 record over the Bears. Limestone has now won six-straight matches over LR. The Bears continue to search for their first victory at Limestone. They post a 0-5-1 record. The Saints are 3-0 over the Bears in all-time meetings as conference opponents.

The Bears are 1-2-1, 1-1-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team will continue its two-match road trip with a meeting against Anderson on Wednesday, Sept. 20.