PREVIEW: LR Hits the Highway Seeking to go 3-0 in SAC Play

PREVIEW: LR Hits the Highway Seeking to go 3-0 in SAC Play

PREVIEW: LR Hits the Highway Seeking to go 3-0 in SAC Play


HOW TO WATCH: The South Atlantic Convention has partnered with FloSports to deliver all of the SAC digital content material to you. As a change from yr’s previous, it is a subscription-based manufacturing which implies you’ll need to first join FloSports right here. You possibly can obtain the app when you signup and use your login credentials to get began. As soon as you’re logged in, click on the crimson Flosports brand within the prime left hand nook of the app and select soccer. From there, you may click on schedule and scroll right down to the Lenoir-Rhyne recreation. You may as well obtain the app in your sensible TVs and benefit from the dwell stream on the massive display. To view on a laptop computer, you may go to and (as soon as logged in) you may click on on schedule and navigate to the Lenoir-Rhyne contest. A direct hyperlink to the sport could be discovered above. 

For the second straight season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Soccer Crew will head to Sensible, VA. to tackle the UVA Sensible Cavaliers. The Bears are on the lookout for retribution because the Cavs shocked LR with a 35-28 victory final season.

The sport has been shifted to a Friday afternoon recreation at 3 p.m. as a result of projected results of Hurricane Ian on the area. This would be the first identified Friday afternoon recreation for the Bears in the course of the NCAA Period. The final time an LR Soccer recreation needed to transfer as a result of projected climate got here in 2018 when LR hosted Mars Hill on Thursday at 3 pm and handed the Lions a 59-27 loss. 

LR will enter the sport seeking to go 3-0 in league play and 4-1 total. The Bears have received by a mixed 43 factors over their final two video games and their solely loss on the season got here to No. 1 and defending nationwide champion Ferris St. UVA Sensible has dropped three straight since profitable its season-opener towards Division III Ferrum and have misplaced to Barton and Limestone by a mixed 34 factors the previous two weeks. 

LR will enter because the No. 19 ranked group within the AFCA Nationwide Ballot and personal a 43-10 mark as a nationally ranked group. On the highway as a nationally ranked squad, LR is 19-6 and that is the sixty fourth week within the historical past of the AFCA ballot (2000-current) that LR has been within the nationwide rankings. 

WR Deondre Lester moved into tenth in program historical past together with his one hundredth profession catch in final week’s win over Carson-Newman. Lester is not any stranger to success towards UVA Sensible both as his 14-grab efficiency in 2021 stands because the second-most catches in a single recreation in program historical past. Solely Terrence Steward’s 18-catch recreation towards Mars Hill in 1986 is a better whole than what Lester did to Sensible in 2021. Lester additionally prolonged his streak of consecutive video games with no less than one catch to 21 straight video games.

Mike Jacobs has an opportunity to earn his fifteenth victory in his twentieth profession recreation because the chief of the LR Soccer program and appears to grow to be simply the fifth coach in LR historical past to perform that feat.  

Defensively, LR appears to be like to increase their sack stream to 59 straight video games with a sack. What began in 2016 has prolonged for practically 5 calendar years and 37 totally different gamers have contributed throughout that span. When LR wasn’t bringing down the QB final week, they had been choosing him off. Percy King had a pair of interceptions — one which he returned 31 yards for a landing — which was the second two-interception recreation of his profession. LR will want a stable cross rush and cross protection this week as they face the SAC-leader in passing yards per recreation in Lendon Redwine. Redwine had a robust efficiency towards LR in final yr’s Sensible victory, throwing for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 

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