Football

Samples' five TD's help Football smash IUP 52-19

   SALISBURY, NC – Catawba, ranked 12th in the NCAA II AFCA poll, rolled to a 52-19 win over ninth-ranked Indiana, PA on Saturday afternoon at Miller Stadium.  Catawba improves to 3-0 on the year, while the host Indians fall to 2-1.  It also marked the first time in school history that Catawba has scored 50 points in consecutive games as the Tribe topped Livingstone last week 57-10.
Catawba used a strong team effort to avenge a 2002 defeat to IUP.  Catawba pilled up 456 yards of offense, while the defense and special teams each scored in the win.  The defense also held IUP All-America halfback, Mike Jemison (Greencastle, PA) to just 36 yards on 17 carries, the first time the IUP back has not rushed for 100 yards in his 12-game career for the Indians.

Senior quarterback Luke Samples (Elkin, NC) paced the Tribe offense, throwing for three scores and running for two more.  He opened the game on Catawba’s initial drive with 47-yard pass to Rodney Wallace (Bamberg, SC) to put Catawba up 7-0 after just 3:44 had elapsed.  IUP would add two field goals by Brad Whitacre (Stephens City, VA) to trim the deficit to 7-6, but Catawba responded with a Samples nine-yard run to go up 14-12 with 12:01 before the half.  Wallace keyed the scoring drive with a 46-yard run.

IUP answered back as Kevin Weidl (Pittsburg, PA) tossed a five-yard pass to Pat Liebert (Pittsburg, PA), but the two-point conversion failed leaving Catawba on top 14-12 at the 6:36 mark.  Catawba closed the half as Samples connected with Trevan Davis (Thomasville, NC) for a 57-yard strike and Matt Sheets (Lexington, NC) scored off a blocked punt to put the Tribe ahead 28-12 at the break.

Weidl opened the second half with a 50-yard strike to LeRon McCoy (Harrisburg, PA) to cut the margin to 28-19, but Catawba would pull away from that point.  Piotr Kalinowski (Raleigh, NC) forced a fumble deep in IUP territory and Samples tossed a three-yard scoring strike to Rod Tenor (Cooleemee, NC) and Thomas Presley (Goldsboro, NC) returned a fumble 38 yards for a score to give the Tribe a 42-19 edge with 6:35 left in the third quarter.  An Allan Rohrbaugh (Lexington, NC) 45-yard field goal and a Samples one-yard run closed out the scoring.

Samples completed 13-of-23 passed for 212 yards with the three scoring strikes.  Wallace totaled 88 yards on the ground, while Mario Crowe (Charlotte, NC) added 84 yards on just five carries.  The Indians rushed for 244 yards and held IUP to just 46 yards on the ground.  Dustin Cox (High Point, NC) was credited with a dozen tackles and forced a fumble, while Lester Sconyers (New Bern, NC) had 11 stops, including on for a loss.

Weidl was 18-of-28 passing for 247 yards with two scores, but was intercepted twice.  McCoy had 107 receiving yards on six catches.  Catawba did not have a turnover on the day, while IUP committed four.  Catawba was penalized 12 times for 117 yards.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30

Calendar

«September 2017»
1
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

2
September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

3
September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

78
September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

9
September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

10
September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

16
September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

1718
September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

19
September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

20
September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

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September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

23
September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

24
September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

25
September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

26
September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

27
September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

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September 29

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

30
September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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