Soccer (W)

Women's Soccer gets record fourth shutout to open season

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba scored a pair of second half goals as the 20th-ranked lady Indians defeated visiting Limestone 2-0 in women’s soccer action on Wednesday night at Frock Field.

 The win was the fourth straight shutout for Catawba, marking the first time in school history the team has opened the season with four straight clean sheets. Catawba improves to 4-0, while the Saints fall to 1-2-3. Catawba held Limestone without a shot in the opening half, but could not find the back of the net until the 52nd minute when freshman Alexandra Beshk (Mission Viejo, CA) raced onto a pass from Lainey Nichols (Frederick, MD) for the 1-0 edge.

Catawba iced the game in the 85th minute as Saint keeper Liz Eichhorn (Fort Collins, CO) was unable to keep a Nikki Blackwelder (Asheville, NC) header from crossing the line. Catawba held a 21-3 edge in shots with Chelsea Binder (Woodstock, MD) and Kathleen Blake (Greensboro, NC) combining for the shutout. Blake had the only save. Eichhorn had eight saves for Limestone. I thought we did a great job of being patient in the first half, stated Catawba Coach John Cullen.

We stepped it up in the second half and the freshman came through again.

 LIMESTONE (1-2-3) 0 0 - 0 #20 CATAWBA (1-0) 0 2 - 2

C - 51:46 – Alexandra Beshk (2) (Lainey Nichols) C - 84:55 – Nikki Blackwelder (2) (Julie Wilson) Shots at Goal: Catawba 21, Limestone 3 Corner Kicks: Catawba 4, Limestone 0 Goalkeeper Saves: Limestone – Liz Eichhorn 8 Catawba – Chelsea Binder 0, Kathleen Blake (46’) 1 Offsides: Catawba 2, Limestone 0 Fouls: Limestone 7, Catawba 6 Cautions: None ATT: 157 ######

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«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th

Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.

December 17

Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

December 30

Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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