Soccer (W)

Shutout streak ends, but Women's Soccer gets 3-1 win at Clayton St.

MORROW, GA -- The Catawba women’s soccer team had its shutout streak ended early, but the Lady Indians rallied for a 3-1 win against host Clayton State on Sunday afternoon at Laker Field.

 The win improves Catawba, ranked 20th in NCAA II, to 5-0, while the Lakers fall to 1-3.Antoinette Anounga scored in the seventh minute to give the host Lakers a 1-0 lead and end the Catawba scoreless minutes streak at 369 minutes. Catawba responded quickly to being down goal as freshman Tasha Wilhelm (Mt. Savage, MD) tallied off a Kim Crowley (Glendale, AZ) assist in the 16th minute.

Catawba took the lead in the 38th minute on sophomore Lauren Whiteley’s (Greensboro, NC) first goal of the season. McKenzie Burman (Rolesville, NC) provided the assist to give the ladies a 2-1 edge at the break. Freshman Kathryn DeRhodes (Waxhaw, NC) found the net for her first goal in the 78th minute for a 3-1 lead.

Lindsay Hinkle (Highland, MD) assisted on the final goal. Kathleen Blake (Greensboro, NC) made three saves in goal for Catawba, while Lindsay Schmidt had six stops for the Lakers. Catawba held a 14-10 edge in shots and a 7-4 advantage in corners. “I was extremely pleased with the effort today,” said Catawba Coach John Cullen.

“It was the first time we had conceded a goal and the first time we had to play from behind and we showed a lot of maturity against a team that made the NCAA’s last season. It was a good learning experience and a great overall performance to get a 3-1 result on the road against a quality opponent.”

#20 CATAWBA (5-0) 2 1 -- 3 CLAYTON ST. (1-3) 1 0 -- 1 CS - 6:26 – Antoinette Anounga (Nkese Udoh) CC – 15:10 – Tasha Wilhelm (3) (Kim Crowley) CC – 37:35 – Lauren Whiteley (1) (McKenzie Burman) CC – 78:00 – Kathryn DeRhoades (1) (Lindsay Hinkle) Shots: Catawba 14, Clayton St. 10 Corner Kicks: Catawba 7, Clayton St. 4 Saves: Clayton St. – Lindsay Schmidt 6 Catawba – Kathleen Blake 3 Fouls: Clayton St. 10, Catawba 4 Offsides: Catawba 2, Clayton St. 1 Cautions: None Att: 78 #####

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