February 7, 2008
Softball Opens Season With Doubleheader Sweep at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, NC -- The Catawba softball team opened its season with a doubleheader sweep of host Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon at Crusader Field. The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 9-1 and 8-2 in the openers for both teams.
Jacqueline White’s (Mt. Ulla, NC/W. Rowan HS) two-out, two-run single broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning of the opener to propel the Lady Indians. Catawba had scored an unearned run in the second to take the lead, but Belmont Abbey answered in the third on a two-out double by Dani Beres (Greenville, NC).
One-out singles in the fifth by Jessie Whitesides (Yadkinville, NC/Homeschooled), Callie Gordy (Oak Ridge, NC/NW Guilford HS) and Kathryn Geouge (Canton, NC/Pisgah HS) set the table for White. Catawba would tack on five runs in the sixth for insurance behind freshman Meghan Cobb (Richmond, VA/Lloyd Bird HS), who earned the win in her debut. She scattered five hits with five strikeouts.
The teams would trade a pair of runs in inning three of the second game. Whitesides scored on an error for Catawba and Allie Marshall (Pleasant Garden, NC/SW Guilford HS) singled home the second run. The Crusaders tied the score on a two-run homer by Abby Threat (Charlotte, NC).
Catawba broke the game open in the fourth with a five spot. Geouge’s bases-clearing double was the big blow for a 5-2 lead. Whitesides and Ryann Baker (Rockwell, NC/E. Rowan HS) each had run-scoring singles in the frame. Marshall capped the scoring with a solo home run in the sixth.
Tiffany Farley (Greensboro, NC/NW Guilford HS) picked up the win as she allowed the two runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Geouge, Marshall and Whitesides collected two hits in each game. Geouge racked up four RBI.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
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
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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