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Men's Soccer opens up SAC play with 3-1 win over Mars Hill

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College used two goals in the second half, breaking a 1-1 tie, to defeat the visiting Mars Hill Lions 3-1 in South Atlantic Conference men’s soccer action Wednesday night at Frock Field. The Indians improve to 4-1-1 overall and 1-0 in the SAC. The Lions drop to 3-5, 0-1. Catawba tallied the first goal of the night as Gareth Turnbull (Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND) headed in his fourth of the season with the assist going to Zay-Zay Gilewala (Monrovia, LIBERIA). Mars Hill’s Ryan Minor (Seattle, WA) evened the score two minutes later off a free kick just outside the 18 yard box. Both teams had multiple chances late in the half, but were unable to break the 1-1 tie after 45 minutes of play. Tyler Kulp (Ephrata, PA) gave the Indians the lead on the hour with his second of the year as Ryan Villiard (Holiday, FL) picked up the helper. Villiard would team up with Turnbull to assist on Gilewala insurance goal in the 83rd minute for the Tribe. Turnbull sent a pass wide to Villiard, who crossed it to Gilewala who headed home his second of the season. Dan Fitzgerald (Seaford, DE) made three saves picking up the win. Josiah Larson (Falls Church, VA) stopped six shots on the night for Mars Hill. MARS HILL (3-5, 0-1 SAC) 1 0 - 1 CATAWBA(4-1-1, 1-0 SAC) 1 2 - 3 SCORING SUMMARY C - 3:13 – Gareth Turnbull (4) (Zay-Zay Gilewala) M – 5:27 – Ryan Minor (1) C - 59:59 – Tyler Kulp (2) (Ryan Villiard) C - 82:07 – Gilewala (2) (Villiard, Turnbull) Shots at Goal: Catawba 25, Mars Hill 9 Corner Kicks: Catawba 10, Mars Hill 3 Goalkeeper Saves: Mars Hill – Josiah Larson 6 Catawba – Dan Fitzgerald 3 Offsides: Mars Hill 2, Catawba 1 Cautions: C- Brown (6’), M- Welch (39’) ATT: 294 #######

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