Lacrosse (M)

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.

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 8 p.m.

January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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