Lacrosse (M)

Lacrosse falls in DSC semis

SALISBURY, NC -- Second-seeded St. Andrews scored eight goals in the final 8:25 of the opening quarter and went on to defeat Catawba, the #6-seed, 20-4 in a semifinal of the 2002 Deep South Conference menís lacrosse tournament on Friday night at Frock Field on the campus of Catawba College. The Knights improve to 9-5 and advance to face top-seeded Limestone in Sundayís 2 p.m. championship game. Catawba ends its season at 6-8. The game was scoreless until a goal by Stephen Belderes at the 8:25 mark of the first quarter. St. Andrews added two scores by Andre Kovacs at 8:10 and 5:36, then got three goals in a 30 second span with just under three minutes in the quarter to go up 6-0. The Knights would add two goals in the final 33 seconds of the quarter to take an 8-0 lead. Neither team scored in the second quarter. St. Andrews dominated possession by winning 22 of 27 face-offs and holding a 61-29 edge in ground balls. Catawba would get on the board at the 14:25 mark of the third quarter on a tally by Pat Huskins, but the Knights would fie in a row for a commanding 13-1 edge. Belderes would lead the Knights with six goals and added an assist, Peter Gut had three goals, while Kovacs, Scott Gordon, Mike McCarthy and Keith Belward each scored two goals. Huskins, Nishant Khatri, Demetrius Chirgott and Jeremy Knapp had the Catawba goals. Composite Scoring (Goals-Assists) Catawba: Huskins 1-0, Khatri 1-0, Chirgott 1-0, Knapp 1-0. St. Andrews: Belderes 6-1, Gordon 2-2, McCarthy 2-2, Haley 1-3, Gut 3-0, Belward 2-1, Kovacs 2-0, Hill 1-0, Jurecic 1-0, Burke 1-0. Goaltending Min Allwd Saves W/L Frank Fish (C) 60 20 16 L Kevin Woods (SA) 52 3 9 W Trey McGirt (SA) 8 1 2 Shots: St. Andrews 51, Catawba 21. Faceoffs: St. Andrews 22-27, Catawba 5-27. Ground Balls: St. Andrews 61, Catawba 29. Man-up: St. Andrews 3-8, Catawba 1-5. Penalties-Minutes: Catawba 8-8:00; St. Andrews 5-4:30. SCORE BY QUARTER CATAWBA (6-8) 0 0 3 1 -- 4 ST. ANDREWS(9-5) 8 0 8 4 -- 20 1st quarter SA Stephen Belderes (Scott Gordon) 8:25 SA Andre Kovacs 8:10 SA Kovacs 5:36 SA Gordon 2:52 SA Belderes (Keith Belward) 2:29 SA Peter Gut 2:22 SA Belward (Belderes)* 0:33 SA Belward (Mike McCarthy) 0:25 2nd quarter None 3rd quarter C Pat Huskins 14:25 SA Belderes (Gordon) 11:21 SA Travis Hill (Pat Haley) 9:03 SA Belderes 6:54 SA Sean Jurecic 6:40 SA Gordon 5:30 C Nishant Khatri 3:22 C Demetrius Chirgott* 2:02 SA Belderes (Haley)* 0:45 SA Gut 0:18 SA McCarthy (Haley) 0:11 4th quarter SA Brendon Burke (McCarthy) 11:13 SA Haley 10:02 SA Gut* 8:47 SA McCarthy 8:02 *Man-Up Goal #######

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