September 18, 2001
Men's Soccer drops SAC openerSALISBURY, NC -- Mars Hill College overcame an early two goal deficit and defeated host Catawba 4-3 in South Atlantic Conference men's soccer action on Tuesday night at Frock Field. With the win, Mars Hill improves to 4-2-1 overall and 1-0 in the SAC. Catawba falls to 4-4 and 0-1. Catawba jumped out quickly on two Jeff Shea (Ft. Langley, BC, CANADA) goals in the opening 13 minutes. His first came on a penalty kick at 8:07 after Brennan Regner (Mebane, NC) was fouled at the top of the box. Shea scored his second just five minutes later. Mars Hill would come back to tie the match on a goal by Walter Gay (Arina, TRINIDAD) in the 21st minute and another by Todd Tinker (Statesboro, GA) at the 37 minute mark. The Indians would strike right back as Ben Foti (Fayetteville, NC) volleyed home a shot 38 seconds later. The Lions would equalize again two minutes later on Craig Cook's (Marietta, GA) goal. The second half saw just one goal. Greg Ruffino (Amherst, NY) put Mars Hill ahead for the first time just before the hour. He collected a long pass from Jonathan Hoyt (Ames, IA) and beat Tribe keeper David Durham (Oak Ridge, TN) at the 58:58 mark. Catawba had several chances in the closing minutes, but defender Billy Harrell (Watkinsville, GA) cleared one ball off the line, while goalkeeper Josh Bruce (Canton, GA) came up with several of his eight saves in the closing moments. MARS HILL (4-2-1, 1-0) 3 1 -- 4 CATAWBA (4-4, 0-1) 3 0 -- 3 SCORING SUMMARY C - 8:07 - Jeff Shea (2) - PENALTY KICK C - 13:13 - Shea (3) MH - 20:16 - Walter Gay (1) (Greg Ruffino) MH - 37:00 - Todd Tinker (2) (Craig Cook) C - 37:38 - Ben Foti (3) MH - 39:27 - Cook (3) MH - 58:58 - Ruffino (1) (Jonathan Hoyt) Shots at Goal: Mars Hill 27, Catawba 17 Corner Kicks: Catawba 7, Mars Hill 5 Goalkeeper Saves: Mars Hill - Josh Bruce 8 Catawba - David Durham 6 Offsides: Catawba 4, Mars Hill 1 Fouls: Catawba 19, Mars Hill 13 Cautions: Catawba: Foti (44'), Durham (59'); Mars Hill: Cook (89') ATT - 162 #######
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Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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