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Lacrosse evens record after win over Lees-McRae

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College scored six goals in the final 5:02 of the opening half and went on to defeat visiting Lees-McRae 15-7 in Deep South Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Frock Field. The Indians improve to 2-2 and 1-1 in the DSC, while Lees-McRae falls to 0-4 and 0-1.Catawba's Pat Huskins (Hillsborough, NC) scored the lone goal of the first quarter at the 11:19 mark and the Tribe led 3-1 following a goal by Josh Maphis (Ocean City, MD) with 8:53 remaining in the half. The Bobcats then struck for two goals to tie the score. Ryan Brooks (Easton, MD) scored at the 7:23 mark, while Nik Nixon (The Woodlands, TX) followed less than two minutes later to even the game with 5:28 to play in the half. Catawba took just 26 seconds to reclaim the lead on a tally by freshman Nishant Khatri (Fairfax Station, MD) with 5:02 left in the half. Justin Blum (Hagerstown, MD) scored at the 4:35 mark, while Maphis added his second with 3:48 remaining. Huskins scored eight seconds later and Demetrius Chirgott (Funkstown, MD) added two goals in the final 36 seconds of the half as Catawba took a 9-3 lead to the break. Catawba would scored five of the first six goals of the second half to grab a 14-4 edge, before a late run by the Bobcats in the final four minutes netted three straight goals. Brooks had two in the run to finish with three for the game. Freshman Frank Fish (Damascus, MD) made 13 saves in goal for the Tribe, while John Godfrey (Ipswich, MA) won 13 of 20 face-offs. Composite Scoring (Goals-Assists) LeesMcRae: Brooks 3-0, Spriggs 1-2, Nixon 1-0, Williamson 1-0, Voight 1-0, Edmunds 0-1, Colon 0-1. Catawba: Maphis 4-0, Huskins 3-0, Khatri 3-0, Chirgott 2-1, Blum 2-0, Delabar 0-2, Giambruno 1-0. Goaltending Min Allwd Saves W/L Chris Fielder (LM) 59 14 11 L Nat Joiner (LM) 1 1 0 Frank Fish (C) 60 7 13 W Shots: Catawba 42, Lees-McRae 28. Faceoffs: Catawba 14-25, Lees-McRae 11-25. Ground Balls: Catawba 51, Lees-McRae 33. Man-up: Catawba 1-10; Lees-McRae 2-6 Penalties-Minutes: Lees-McRae 10-7:00; Catawba 6-5:30 SCORE BY QUARTER LEES-McRAE(0-4, 0-1) 0 3 1 3 -- 7 CATAWBA (2-2, 1-1) 1 8 4 2 -- 15 1st quarter C Pat Huskins (Demetrius Chirgott)11:19 2nd quarter C Nishant Khatri 12:39 L Josh Spriggs 9:10 C Josh Maphis 8:53 L Ryan Brooks 7:23 L Nik Nixon (Spriggs) 5:28 C Khatri 5:02 C Justin Blum (Mike Delabar)* 4:35 C Maphis 3:48 C Huskins 3:40 C Chirgott (Delabar) 0:36 C Chirgott 0:24 3rd quarter C Maphis 13:02 C Blum 12:20 L Shaun Williamson (Spriggs) 11:05 C Khatri 6:53 C Huskins 2:33 4th quarter C Keith Giambruno 6:43 L Brooks (Matt Edmunds)* 3:59 L Brian Voight 1:33 L Brooks (Marcus Colon) 1:10 C Maphis 0:09 *Man-Up Goal #######

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