Tigers extend regular season winning streak with 2-1 win over Roanoke

Tigers extend regular season winning streak with 2-1 win over Roanoke

LYNCHBURG, Va. (Sept. 3, 2016)  The Sewanee women's soccer team won its 11 straight regular season match Saturday with a 2-1 victory against Roanoke on the campus of Lynchburg College.

Sewanee is now 2-0 in 2016 and has not lost a regular season contest since early in the 2015 season.

Midway through the first half, Roanoke opened the scoring when Linnea Kremer followed up on her own initial shot by firing home the ensuing rebound past Sewanee keeper Samantha Bourgeois.

Sewanee evened the score less than two minutes later when senior Nikki Johnston ripped home a shot that bounced off the crossbar.

The score remained knotted at 1-1 until senior Shelby Meckstroth netted the game-winner in the 79th minute. Meckstroth, who has scored two goals in two matches, fired in a loose ball past Roanoke's diving keeper Chris Martin.

Overall, the Maroons outshot Sewanee 15-11. However, Bourgeois came up big as she stopped six attempts in her second-ever match.

The Tigers quickly return to action by closing out the Shellenberger Classic, Sunday. Sewanee and host Lynchburg are scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.

For more information on Sewanee Athletics, please visit www.SewaneeTigers.com. You can also check the Tigers out on TwitterFacebookYouTube, and Instagram.