September 26, 2007
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.”
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 5-12
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2-7
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1-8
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 8-1
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON, ppd. 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON, ppd. 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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