Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer rolls over top-seeded Wingate and into SAC Final

GREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba College upset the top-seed Wingate University Bulldogs 5-0 Saturday afternoon in the semi-final round of the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament. The Indians improve to 12-7 and advance to the finals for the second straight season. Wingate falls to 12-8-2. Catawba will play Carson-Newman tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Pioneer Field for the Tournament Championship. The Indians took an early 1-0 lead when Mike Delabar (St. Louis, MO) scored in the 25th minute of the match. Catawba then took a 2-0 lead when Wingate had a miscue on defense and scored an own goal. The Indians added one more goal before the half when Delabar had his second goal of the match on a pass from Kyle McAleese (Stafford, VA) to make it 3-0. The Indians were not done yet though as Jeff Shea (Ft. Langley, BC, CANADA) made it a 4-0 game in the 83rd minute of the match on a Jake Pace (Salisbury, NC) assist. Just two minutes later Ben Foti (Fayetteville, NC) scored on a deflection by Bulldog goalie Todd Konen to finish the scoring onslaught by the Indians. Catawba goalie David Durham (Oak Ridge, TN) recorded six saves in his fourth shutout of the season. Delabar has now scored six goals in his last three matches. #5 CATAWBA (12-7) 3 2 -- 5 #1 WINGATE (12-8-2) 0 0 -- 0 SCORING SUMMARY C - 25:43 - Mike Delabar (15) C - 43:20 - OWN GOAL C - 44:16 - Delabar (16) (Kyle McAleese) C - 83:21 - Jeff Shea (10) (Jake Pace) C - 85:31 - Ben Foti (4) Shots at Goal: Catawba 12, Wingate 6 Corner Kicks: Catawba 7, Wingate 6 Goalkeeper Saves: Wingate - Catawba - David Durham 4 Offsides: Tusculum 3, Catawba 0 Fouls: Wingate 13, Catawba 9 Cautions: Wingate - Curneen (22'), Hollingsworth (40'), Konen (89'); Catawba - None Ejections: Curneen - (79') ATT: #######

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