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Women's Soccer wins conference opener at Newberry

NEWBERRY, SC -- Catawba scored a goal in each half and defeated host Newberry 2-0 in South Atlantic Confernece women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon at the Newberry soccer complex. Catawba improves to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, while Newberry falls to 4-2-1 and 1-1.Kim Crowley (Glendale, AZ) put home a rebound off the post after a shot by McKenzie Burman (Rolesville, NC) to give Catawba the lead at the 25:47 mark. Leigh Telzrow (Dallas, TX) gave Catawba an insurance goal when she headed home a Chelsea Hibbard (Wilson, NY) corner kick with just under nine minutes to play. Newberry held a 15-10 edge in shots, but Catawba keeper Cathrine Balentine (Charlotte, NC) made five saves to get the shutout. Newberry goalkeeper Danielle Beckerle also made five saves. “As a coaching staff we are pleased,’ said Catawba coach John Cullen. “I’m happy that we have gone on the road, won a conference game and kept a clean sheet. It is something to build on as we look forward to next week. A good all-around team win and I am very satisfied about how the girls worked for each other to get the result.” SCORE BY PERIOD CATAWBA (4-2, 1-0) 1 1 -- 2 NEWBERRY (4-2-1, 1-1) 0 0 -- 0 C - 25:47 – Kim Crowley (2) (McKenzie Burman) C - 81:22 – Leigh Telzrow (2) (Chelsea Hibbard) Shots: Newberry 15, Catawba 10 Corner Kicks: Catawba 3, Newberry 3 Saves: Newberry – Danielle Beckerle 5 CAT – Cathrine Balentine 5 Fouls: Catawba 16, Newberry 8 Offsides: Catawba 1, Newberry 0 Cautions: Catawba – Schoenburg (4’), Crouch (45’), Blackwelder (88’) Att: 75 #######

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