April 17, 2009
Late Rally Falls Short as Lacrosse Drops 9-8 Decision to #10 Mars Hill
WINGATE, NC -- The top-seeded Mars Hill College Lions defeated fourth-seeded Catawba College 9-8 in semifinal action in the Deep South Conference Tournament on Friday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field. The Lions improve to 11-3 overall and advance to the championship game Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The Catawba Indians fall to 3-8.
Sophomore Eric Benesch led the Mars Hill attack with four goals. Danny Farmer added two goals for the Lions. Mike Dolesh (Aquasco, MD/St. Mary’s Ryken HS) led the Catawba Indians with three goals. Braden Artem (Acton, Ont, CANADA/Christ the King HS) added two goals, while Marty Tuohy (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) had a goal and two assists for the Catawba Indians.
Farmer got the scoring started at the 12:50 mark. Catawba’s Walter McDonough (Wilmington, NC/Laney HS) answered less than two minutes later to tie the game at one. The teams would continue to trade goals until Mars Hill posted back-to-back goals by Kevin Woods and David Hodgins for a 5-3 Lion edge at the 6:54 mark of the second quarter.
Dolesh answered with a goal 47 seconds later to cut the lead to one. Farmer scored with 2:25 remaining in the half to give the Lions a 6-4 lead, but Dolesh once again had the answer, scoring 1:16 before halftime to make it 6-5 going into intermission.
The Catawba Indians scored the first two goals of the second half. Artem tied the game at the 7:20 mark. C.J. Dunshie (Apex, NC/SE Raliegh HS) gave Catawba its first lead of the game at the 5:06 mark, making it 7-6.
The Lions tied the game 26 seconds into the fourth, on a goal from Benesch. He would add two more goals in a 25-second span to give Mars Hill a 9-7 lead. Catawba cut the lead to one on a goal from Tuohy at the 2:20 mark and Tuohy had a pair of shots in the final minute to tie the game, but both were saved by Lion goalie Nick Sigona.
Mars Hill held a 42-25 advantage in shots, including a 22-15 edge in shots on goal. The Lions also held a decisive 49-22 advantage in ground balls. Sigona had seven saves on the afternoon. Colin McClimans (Washington, DC/The Maret School) racked up 13 saves for Catawba.
|Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate, 4:00|
|Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate, 7:00|
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.