November 14, 2008
Schoenberg Lifts Women's Soccer With Overtime Game-Winner At NCAA Regionals
COLUMBUS, GA – Catawba rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to earn a 2-1 overtime win over Georgia College and State University in first round action of the 2008 NCAA II Southeast Regional Women’s Soccer Tournament on Friday night at the Walden Soccer Complex. The win sends the fifth-seeded Catawba Indians, now 16-4-2, into a semifinal match-up with second-seeded Columbus State on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Bobcats end their season at 13-3-4. The win also matched a school record for Catawba for wins in a season.
Senior Alyssa Schoenberg (Woodbury, MN/Woodbury HS) tallied the game winner, finding a loose ball off a deflection in front of the goal, in the fifth minute of overtime to give Catawba the win. The first team All-SAC and all-region defender was assisted on the goal by fellow defender Laela Ghorbani (Highlands Ranch, CO/Highlands Ranch HS).
Catawba would out-shoot GC&SU 10-9, but did not have one on target until Paige Harrington (Albemarle, NC/Albemarle HS) forced a save from Mary Rob Plunkett in the 60th minute. Harrington would get the assist on the tying goal by freshman Erinn Wescoat (Egg Harbor, NJ/Absegami HS) at the 66:35 mark.
The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead just before the half hour on a strike by Kayla Emerson in the 29th minute. GC&SU held a 7-3 edge in shots at the break, but Catawba limited the Bobcats to just two shots in the final half and overtime. Plunkett saved a pair of shots for GC&SU, while Lindsay Webster (Hopkinton, MA/Hopkinton HS) had five stops in goal for Catawba.
“I’m extremely proud of this team,” said Catawba Coach John Cullen. “To go a goal down in the NCAA’s is always tough to come back from against a quality team, but we showed great resilience and character. This young team is just growing in confidence game to game. It was a great effort and I’m excited for the group and we look forward to what will be a very tough match on Sunday.”
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Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
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
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.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
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
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4)
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
Softball vs BARTON noon
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG noon
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.
Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Elon 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)
Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
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.
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.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
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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