Soccer (W)

Nichols Lifts Women's Soccer to Win on Late Penalty Kick


SALISBURY, NC -- Senior Lainey Nichols (Frederick, MD/Middletown HS) converted a penalty kick with just over 12 minutes to play to lift host Catawba to a 3-2 win over Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action on Sunday afternoon at Frock Field.  The win improves the Catawba Indians to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 4-4-3 and 0-2.

 Nichols picked up the game-winner after Tasha Wilhelm (Mt. Savage, MD/Beall HS) was brought down in the box at the 77:40 mark.  Lion keeper Becca Sellars (Loveland, OH) guessed correctly diving to her right, but Nichols’s shot snuck inside the left post.

Catawba had to rally for the win after scoring first, just 1:51 into the match.  Lena Suarez (Charlotte, NC/Hopewell HS) had a header blocked, but Wilhelm was able to collect the rebound and fire in a goal from eight yards out.  The Lions tied the game in the 37th minute when Abby Martin (Greer, SC) picked off a Catawba clearance pass, dribbled past Lady Indian keeper Lindsay Webster (Hopkinton, MA/Hopkinton HS) and scored into an empty net.

Webster would come up big in the second half, making five of her seven saves after the break.  Shannon O’Keefe (Buford, GA) was able to give Mars Hill a lead just three minutes into the second half, but Webster stopped two point blank chances to keep Catawba within a goal.

Freshman Jessica Schwertner (Mint Hill, NC/Covenant Day) pulled Catawba even in the 55th minute as she found the net from just inside the box.  Sellars kept the match tied with a save in the 68th minute, but Catawba picked up the win on the penalty kick by Nichols.

Catawba held a 14-11 edge in shots and a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks.  Sellars had five saves for the Lions.

“We talked as a team that we have to comeback from a losing situation to grow up,” said Catawba Coach John Cullen.  “Today we did.  We found it within ourselves to get it done.”

Box Score

Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 7:00


«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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