Soccer (W)

Women's Soccer Takes 1-0 Win Over Wingate

Suarez nets team-leading fifth goal in victory


WINGATE, NC -- Freshman Lena Suarez (Charlotte, NC/Hopewell HS) scored with just over 12 minutes remaining to give Catawba a 1-0 win over host Wingate in South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon at the Wingate Soccer Complex.  The Catawba Indians improve to 8-3 overall and 3-0 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs fall to 7-4 and 0-2.

The Bulldogs had a chance to take the lead in the first half, but Julie Zielinski’s (Erie, PA) shot hit the crossbar and the rebound shot from Kerstin Williams (Summerville, SC) was saved by Catawba freshman goalkeeper Lindsay Webster (Hopkinton, MA/Hopkington HS). 

Zielinski had another shot hit the crossbar at the 39:49 mark.  Wingate held a 5-2 advantage in shots in the first frame while each team registered one shot on goal.
Paige Harrington (Albemarle, NC/Albemarle HS) looked to give the Lady Indians the lead in the 73rd minute, but her shot hit the crossbar to keep the game scoreless.  Catawba qould find the back of the net at the 77:53 mark when Suarez took a cross from Alyssa Retundie (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) and had just the goalie to beat to net her fifth goal of the season.
The Bulldogs had one more chance with two minutes remaining, but a shot from Kelly Adams (Matthews, NC) from just outside the box was saved by Webster.  Wingate held an 11-6 advantage in shots, including a 5-2 edge in shots on goal. Webster racked up five saves on the afternoon for the Catawba Indians, while Wingate goalkeeper Kathryn Smith (Indian Trail, NC) collected one save for the Bulldogs.

 “Our young team is making real good strides and growing up quickly,” stated Catawba Coach John Cullen.  “I was very proud of our senior’s performances, but behind that all our young players were committed and spirited.  Lena [Suarez] showed fantastic ability on the goal.  It was a good conference win on the road against a team having a good season.  I asked the team to show some character as we start our road conference games and couldn’t have been more proud of their effort tonight.”

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships 

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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