Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer wins league opener at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC -- Junior Ryan Villiard (Holiday, FL) scored off a cross in the 51st minute to lift Catawba to a 3-1 win over host Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference men's soccer action on Wednesday night at Meares Stadium.

The Catawba Indians improve to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 4-3 and 0-2. Kyle Jones (Tallahassee, FL) scored the first goal of the match for the Tribe on a breakaway at the 34:04 mark. Jonathan Adams (Tampa, FL) tied the match five minutes later with a header off a corner kick from Matt Welch (Hattiesburg, MS).

The teams took the 1-1 tie into the locker room at halftime. Villiard gave Catawba a 2-1 advantage at the 50:22 mark, driving home a cross from Nathan Zuzga (Troy, MI). Zuzga later extended Catawba's lead to 3-1 off a lead pass from Nathan Brown (Huntersville, NC) ten minutes from time. Catawba out-shot the Lions, 23-to-11.

 Josiah Larson (Falls Church, VA) played all but four minutes in goal for Mars Hill and made five saves. Tyler Held (Virginia Beach, VA) went the distance in goal for Catawba and made one save. “It was a good, hard-fought win to open up conference play,” said Catawba Coach Craig Turnbull. “We played hard and to Mars Hill’s credit they picked up their play after our first goal and we didn’t respond. In the second half we played with better pace and focus and executed our game plan. We have played young players all season and they are beginning to come into form.”

CATAWBA (4-2, 1-0) 1 2 - 3 MARS HILL (4-3, 0-2) 1 0 - 1

SCORING SUMMARY
C - 34:04 – Kyle Jones (4) MH - 39:09 – Jonathan Adams (4) (Matt Welch) C - 50:22 – Ryan Villiard (2) (Nathan Zuzga) C - 80:00 – Zuzga (6) (Nathan Brown) Shots at Goal: Catawba 23, Mars Hill 11 Corner Kicks: Catawba 6, Mars Hill 5 Goalkeeper Saves: Mars Hill – Josiah Larson 5, Patrick Browne (86’) 0 Catawba – Tyler Held 1 Offsides: Catawba 4, Mars Hill 1 Cautions: CAT – Bloom (32’), Robinson (87’); MH – Adams (18’) Ejections: MH - Larson (86’) ATT: 203 #######

Today's Events

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round),
Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round), 4:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, 5:00Stats

Calendar

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

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April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

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April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

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April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

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April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

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April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

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April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

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April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

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April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

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April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

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April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

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April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

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April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

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April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

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April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

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April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

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April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

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April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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