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Elin Hansson
Swedish native Elin Hansson had the game winning goal and added an assist in the win.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Blanks Limestone On The Road

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer team got a first half goal from Elin Hansson and then Kara Gavaghan and Evan O’Leary each scored in a 1:59 minute span to defeat Limestone 3-0 on Sunday afternoon from Gaffney, S.C. The Bears remain without a loss through their first six games of the season.

Hansson scored a first half goal for the second time this week as Hansson got the Bears on the board in the 23rd minute.
After going to the halftime break up 1-0, The Bears scored twice in a 1:59 minute span early in the second half as Gavaghan and O’Leary each scored their second goal of the season. Ria Acton and Hansson each picked up an assist on the afternoon.

The Bears held Limestone to just four shots including just one in the second half as LR out shot Limestone 23-4. Bears also held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Kristin Oliver and S.A. Phillips each made a save in goal for the Bears.

These teams played twice in last season’s post season, Limestone knocked the Bears out of the SAC Tournament but the Bears got revenge and knock the Saints out of the NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 win in the NCAA first round.

Out of the 19 career games these teams have played, only six have been in Gaffney, where the Bears are now 5-1.

All three goal scorers, Gavaghan, Hansson and O’Leary scored their 14th career goals in this game. Hansson has now scored in three straight games.

Lenoir-Rhyne is 3-0-3 overall, 2-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears will conclude their three game road swing with a trip back to South Carolina on Wednesday as LR will face off against Anderson at 5:00 PM.