Ooltewah's Nicole McKinney Leads Lincoln Memorial To Opening Soccer Win

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ooltewah's Nicole McKinney helped lead the Lincoln Memorial Lady Railsplitters to a 3-0 victory over the Asbury Eagles to open the 2013 campaign on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial University Soccer Complex.

For the 10th-consecutive season, the LMU women's soccer team opened the season with a victory, as they have not dropped the first match of any season since 2003. This victory came in particulary dominating fashion, especially on the offensive side where the Lady Railsplitters outshot the Eagles by a commanding 33-8 margin. 14 of those shots came on goal, while Asbury registered only three shots inside the frame.

With the win over Asbury, the Lady Railsplitters extended their all-time mark against the Eagles to 7-0. The 3-0 deficit also pushed the scoring margin in those seven matchups to 28-5 all-time.

After coming up empty on their first 12 shot attempts, the Lady Railsplitters broke through in the 24th minute. Junior forward McKinney  sent a cross inside the box, where redshirt-senior Michelle Allen captalized by spinning a shot into the upper left-hand corner of the net to post the first goal of the season for Lincoln Memorial. 

The Lady Railsplitters had eight different players tally multiple shots in the game, a figure that was paced by McKinney and and sophomore Maddy Nagy's  six shots apiece. 

The Lady Railsplitters have a quick turnaround before their next game, as they are set to head to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for a non-conference match in Huntsville on Sunday.

McKinney played soccer for GPS.


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