Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer Ends Scoreless Drought, But Falls To FMU


SALISBURY, NC -- Francis Marion extended its non-losing streak to 12 matches, defeating host Catawba 4-2 in men’s soccer action on Tuesday night at Frock Field.  The win improves the Patriots to 10-4-3 and 10-0-2 over its last dozen outings.  The Catawba Indians fall to 3-13.

Kyle Clinton (Clearwater, FL) put FMU on top with a penalty kick in the 14th minute.  Catawba freshmen Alex Koslick (Matthews, NC/Providence HS) drew the Indians even in the 31st minute, collecting a loose ball in the box. 

The Patriots regained the lead by the break, striking just four minutes after Catawba had equalized.  Tribe keeper Tyler Held (Virginia Beach, VA/Kellam HS) stopped an initial shot by Juan Rivas (Clearwater, FL), but Jared Beauchamp (Marietta, GA) was in position for the rebound.

The scored stayed 2-1 until the final 10 minutes.  Ivan Juric (Toronto, Ont., CANADA) put home a feed from Rivas at the 81:19 mark for a 3-1 Patriot lead, but Catawba tallied 30 seconds later to pull back within a goal.  Kirby Freeland (Matthews, NC/Providence HS) one-timed a cross from Koslick that got under FMU keeper Clark Richeson (Mansfield, TX).

Francis Marion regained its two-goal lead in the 85th minute as Adrian Sikorski (Inglewood, ONT, CANADA) broke free and dribbled in from 40 yards out.  Richeson made just one save for FMU, who held a 24-5 edge in shots.  Held stopped 10 shots for the Indians.

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«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th

Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.

December 17

Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

December 30

Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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