King Leads Lees-McRae in Blue Ridge Cup Standings

King Leads Lees-McRae in Blue Ridge Cup Standings
With six of the possible 25 points decided toward the battle for the inaugural Blue Ridge Cup, King College leads Lees-McRae College 4-2 after the fall athletic season.

BRISTOL, Tenn. – After the close of the fall athletic season, King College holds a slight edge over Lees-McRae College in the battle for the Blue Ridge Cup. After the first six events of the inaugural competition for the two rivals King leads in the overall standings, 4-2. 

King and Lees-McRae began the 2012-13 Blue Ridge Cup competition by splitting a pair of matches between its women’s volleyball teams. The Lady Tornado ended a 58-match conference winning with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Bobcats on Sept. 12 to earn the first points toward the cup standings. Lees-McRae delivered a vengeful blow with a 3-0 shutout in Banner Elk (N.C.) on Oct. 24 to even the score.

Lees-McRae took a one point lead following a 1-0 victory against the Lady Tornado soccer team. King evened the score later that evening when its men’s soccer team earned a 3-2 win, leveling the cup count to two points for each school.

Cross Country, thus far, has been the deciding sport so far as King took both points, in full. The Lady Tornado cross country team won its first conference championship while Lees-McRae placed eighth as a team. King earned the full point after its fourth place finish at the Southeast Regional Championships while Lees-McRae placed 22nd overall. The national qualifying Tornado men’s team also won its full point toward the standings after placed second at the conference championships and third at regionals, while the Bobcats ninth and 24th in the same events.

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