Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer Strikes Twice in 2nd Half to Take Win Over Barton


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba got a pair of second-half goals and defeated visiting Barton 2-0 in men’s soccer action on Wednesday night at Frock Field.  The Catawba Indians match their win total of last season as they improve to 5-1-1 on the year.  The Bulldogs fall to 1-6.

After a scoreless opening half, Catawba scored twice in a span of four minutes to claim the win.  Sophomore Carson Smith (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) assisted on both goals.  First, he freed Valentin Nava (Salisbury, NC/Carson HS) on a breakaway then delivered a perfect corner that freshman Keith Cooper (Hickory, NC/St. Stephens HS) knocked in for the two-goal cushion.

In the 63rd minute, Nava broke loose and dribbled past Barton keeper Brian Riesenberg (Ft. Thomas, KY) then fired a shot from the right to beat a pair of rushing Bulldog defenders.  Three and half minutes later Cooper headed home Smith’s corner kick.

The clean sheet was the fourth straight by Catawba.  The Indians last posted four consecutive shutouts back in 1992.  Luke McCarthy (Naples, FL/Naples HS) had a pair of saves to register his second individual shutout.  Riesenberg made four saves for the Bulldogs. 

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Today's Events

Swimming vs. QUEENS, noon


«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th

Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 63-46

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-76

December 17

Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

December 30

Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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