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Falcons fall in semi-final shootout

Banner Elk, NC – The Pfeiffer University Falcons (10-9-1, 6-4) fell to the Lees-McRae College Bobcats (16-2-2, 9-0-1) in the semi-final round of the Conference Carolinas men’s soccer tournament on Friday evening. After four scoreless periods, two forty-five minute halves and two ten minute overtime periods, the two teams took the game to a shootout.

Pfeiffer’s Nick Brindley (Northamptonshire, England) made the first attempt, and Luke Staats (Almere, Holland) made the Bobcats’ first attempt. In round two, Boo Tesh (Concord, NC) made his attempt, and David Palmer (Gateshead, England) put his attempt in the back of the net. Bradly Sisk (Winston-Salem, NC) opened the third round with a made attempt, and Lee Squires (Sheffield, England) put his attempt into the top corner to tie it at three. In Pfeiffer’s fourth round, Matt Denton (Davidson, NC) missed to the left of keeper Sean Paradise (North Port, FL), who had guessed correct, and Dale Parker (Worksop, England) blasted in his attempted to give the Bobcats a 4-3 lead. In the fifth and final round, Paradise guessed correct forcing Pfeiffer’s Renato Barbosa (Campo Grande, Brazil) attempt wide left and gave the Bobcats the win.

Paradise made two saves during the four timed periods and was credited with two saves in the shootout to earn the win, and his sixth shutout of the season. Alex Moreno (Huntersville, NC) made four saves during the timed periods and none in the shootout.

The Bobcats outshot the Falcons 18-10.
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