September 1, 2007
Beshk Tallies Lone Goal as Women's Soccer Wins Opener
SALISBURY, NC -- Sophomore Alexandra Beshk (Mission Viejo, CA/Mission Viejo HS) scored the lone goal as Catawba opened its season with a 1-0 win over visiting Barton in women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Frock Field. The Bulldogs fall to 0-2.
Catawba dominated in shots, firing 18 attempts to just three for Barton, but it took until the 83rd minute for the Catawba Indians to break through. Beshk headed home a cross to the back post from Anna Hamilton (Kernersville, NC/E. Forsyth HS) to net the game-winner.
Ashley Gregory (Wilson, NC) kept the Bulldogs close, making seven saves and also got help in the first half from Jessica Corsey (Jacksonville, NC), who turned back a shot off the line by Beshk.
Lady Indian Kathleen Blake (Greensboro, NC/NW Guilford HS) recorded the shutout in net for Catawba. She made only one save, coming off a shot from 25 yards out by Allie Williams which she had to punch over the crossbar in the 22nd minute. It was Blake’s 11th career shutout.
“It was a good start for our young team,” stated Catawba coach John Cullen. “We played our brand of soccer which is to pass the ball and move. We showed good perseverance to not get down when the goals weren’t falling and we lacked a little sharpness in front of goal which is understandable this time of year. Overall, we played good soccer and deserved the result.”
Catawba returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Mount Olive at 6 p.m. Barton also gets back into action on Tuesday as the Bulldogs host Chowan.
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Volleyball vs. UNC Pembroke 11 a.m.
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 3 p.m.
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Soccer (W) vs. SAINT ANSELM 5 p.m.
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