Soccer (W)

Three Second Half Goals Propel Women's Soccer to Win Over Lenoir-Rhyne

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit and defeated visiting Lenoir-Rhyne 3-2 in South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action at Frock Field on Wednesday night.  The Catawba Indians improve to 5-2-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 5-3-1 and 1-1.

Lenoir-Rhyne twice used balls over the Catawba defense to score in the opening half.  Each time Michelle Garcia (Dallas, TX) played balls that Rebecca Lin (Northridge, CA) raced past the Catawba defense to get to and then beat keeper Kathleen Blake (Greensboro, NC/NW Guilford HS) one-on-one.  The first goal came nine minutes into the match with the second being scored in the 22nd minute.

Catawba regrouped at halftime and tied the game on two set pieces as senior Lauren Whiteley (Greensboro, NC/SE Guilford) assisted for a pair of corner kick goals.  The first came off a second consecutive corner which Nikki Blackwelder (Asheville, NC/Asheville HS) bodied in on the back post in the 54th minute.  Three minutes later Alexandra Beshk (Mission Viejo, CA/Mission Viejo HS) headed home her sixth goal of the season to draw Catawba even.

The Lady Indians would get the game-winner with just over 10 minutes to play as Lindsey Hinkle (Highland, MD/River Hill HS) sent a long cross into the box that Lainey Nichols (Frederick, MD/Middletown HS) settled and beat Bear keeper Nicole Ley (Cupertino, CA).  Lenoir-Rhyne had a chance to draw even with four minutes left, but Amber Holt (Charlotte, NC) was denied by Chelsea Binder (Woodstock, MD/Mount Hebron HS).

Catawba had just one shot and was out-shot by Lenoir-Rhyne 13-6 in the match.  Binder had four saves in the second half for the Lady Indians.

"We saw both sides of our team tonight," said Catawba coach John Cullen.  "The first half was the team that is still inexperienced and young in places.  We weren’t sharp and weren’t on our game.  The second half I think we showed what we are capable of doing.  I admired our fight and determination to claw ourselves back from a bad situation.  I am very proud of our effort to score three goals against a strong conference opponent.” 

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October 1

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

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

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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)

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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

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October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

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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)

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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

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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

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October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

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October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

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October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

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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.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

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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