Soccer (M)

Smith Tallies Twice as Men's Soccer Tops Tusculum


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba’s Carson Smith (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) and Valentin Nava (Salisbury, NC/Carson HS) combined on two goals in a 3-1 win over visiting Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference men’s soccer action on Saturday night at Frock Field.  The Catawba Indians improve to 9-6-1 overall and 2-5 in the SAC, while the Pioneers fall to 2-10-3 and 1-7.

After a scoreless first half, each team put home a goal in the first 15 minutes of the second half.  Catawba scored first as Nava sent a cross to Smith at the back post for the opening goal in the 56th minute.  Tusculum came right back five minutes later as Drayson Davenport (Acworth, GA) chipped a shot over Indian keeper Luke McCarthy (Naples, FL/Naples HS).

Smith got his second goal in the 70th minute to put the Indians up for good.  Nava beat the Tusculum defense then sent a pass to Smith for the score.  Catawba iced the match with just over a minute to play as Mark Ketterer (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert HS) ran down a ball to create a 3-on-2 breakaway and fed a perfect pass to Spencer Preston (Estero, FL/Estero HS).

Catawba held a commanding 17-8 edge in shots and had a 4-2 advantage in corners.  McCarthy stopped three Pioneer shots, while TC keeper Andy Goellner (Denver, CO) posted four saves.

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«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 6 p.m.

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 7 p.m.

December 16

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

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.

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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