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 #######

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«October 2017»
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October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

2
October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

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October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

10
October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

21
October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

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October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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