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Francis Marion edges #15 Men's Soccer 4-3

SALISBURY, NC – Francis Marion’s Nick Boyd (Ligonier, PA) scored two goals and grabbed an assist leading the Patriots to a 4-3 upset over the 15th-ranked Catawba Indians in men’s soccer action Wednesday night at Frock Field. FMU jumps to 8-8-1, while Catawba drops to 12-4. . Henry Theiling (Charleston, SC) got the Patriots on the board just 3:50 into the contest. Boyd sent a cross that found Theiling who picked up his ninth goal of the season. Boyd then picked up the first of his two tallies 12 minutes later putting FMU up 2-0. The Indians then responded with goals from Zay-Zay Gilewala (Monrovia, LIBERIA) and Nathan Zuzga (Troy, MI) to salvage a 2-2 tie at the half. Boyd struck again in the 53rd minute with his second of the night, fourth on the year. Larin Wilski (Macomb Township, MI) gave FMU a two-goal advantage with just under 10 minutes to play. Catawba cut the lead to one with 3:40 to play as Zuzga picked up his second of the night from a Ryan Frommel (Houston, TX) corner kick which deflected off of Jason Dumond (Coppell, TX) for Zuzga’s 12th. The Tribe had many quality chances in the second half as Kenny Crowe (Reeders, PA) sent multiple headers towards the net, but Patriot keeper Robbie Curry (Manassas, VA) shut down the Indian offense with his 10 saves on the night. FRANCIS MARION (8-8-1) 2 2 - 4 #15 CATAWBA(12-4) 2 1 - 3 SCORING SUMMARY F - 3:50 – Henry Theiling (9) (Nick Boyd) F – 15:54 – Boyd (3) C - 26:23 – Zay-Zay Gilewala (14) C - 35:14 – Nathan Zuzga (11) F - 52:56 – Boyd(4) F - 81:57 – Larin Wilski (1) C - 86:20 – Zuzga (12) (Jason Dumond, Ryan Frommel) Shots at Goal: Catawba 20, Francis Marion 11 Corner Kicks: Catawba 11, Francis Marion 3 Goalkeeper Saves: Francis Marion – Robbie Curry 10 Catawba – Dan Fitzgerald 3 Offsides: Francis Marion 14, Catawba 2 Cautions: C – Castaneda (27’); Crowe (36’)) F – Greenaway (71’) ATT: 119 #######

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