CLEVELAND, Tenn. --- The Lees-McRae women's soccer team suffered a 4-0 loss to No. 22 Lee University at Lee Soccer Field Thursday evening in Cleveland, Tenn.
The Flames (1-1-1) enjoyed a pair of assists from Carly Smoltz while the team scored twice in each half. The Bobcats (0-3) were led by Erin Barcal (Wilmington, N.C.), who had three shots, including one on frame.
LMC played against its third consecutive top 25 opponent and is opening the season on a seven-match road swing.
LU took a 1-0 lead after Kaela Leskovar found the back of the net after recovering a loose ball following a corner kick.
Smoltz earned her first assist of the night when she found McKenzie Bricker at the 21:00 mark.
Leskovar headed in LU's third goal after a Smoltz corner kick.
The Bobcats open Conference Carolinas play Saturday, Sep. 10 at 3 p.m. with a visit to Southern Wesleyan in Central, S.C.
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