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Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Wins SAC Tournament
Lenoir-Rhyne women's soccer wins the South Atlantic Conference tournament for the first time since 2012, and for only the third time in school history.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics/South Atlantic Confernece

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Wins SAC Tournament

Neve Duston’s overtime goal secured Lenoir-Rhyne’s Third SAC Championship 2-1 over Queens on Sunday evening.

LR led Queens 3-2 in shots in the first half but the score was tied up at 0-0 in the first half.

Queens got on the board first in the contest when Alyssa Edward opened the game up in the 54′ making the score 1-0.

Ria Acton equalized the match with a penalty kick in the 76th minute making it 1-1.

Duston would score through three defender and ricochet a volley over the keeper to win the game in overtime 2-1 in the 96th minute.

Queens earned more corners than LR 6-5. The Bears and Royals shot the same amount of shots 8-8.

Gary Higgins now become all-time winningest coach in Women’s History with 71 wins. This is the Bears first SAC tournament championship since 2012.

Acton finished with SAC Golden Boot as she leads the conference goals with seven goals.

The Bears season ends at 9-1-1 overall, 4-1-1 in the South Atlantic Conference and tournament champions.