April 2, 2011
#11 Lacrosse Gets Back Into Win Column Against Florida Southern
SALISBURY, NC -- Braden Artem (Acton, Ontario, CANADA/Christ the King) and Marty Tuohy (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) each scored four goals as 11th-ranked Catawba defeated Florida Southern 13-9 in Deep South Conference men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium. With the win, the Catawba Indians improve to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the DSC. The Moccasins fall to 6-6 and 3-2.
The teams battled through a tight first half. Adam Ismaeil (Middletown, NY) and Ike Hopper (Syracuse, NY) had goals to give Florida Southern early one-goal leads in the opening quarter. Tuohy scored a man-up goal late in the quarter to pull Catawba even then tallied early in the second quarter to give the Indians their first lead at 3-2.
Freddie Turcio (Guilford, CT/Guilford HS) gave Catawba a 4-3 lead with 9:30 left in the first half and that score held up until the break. Turcio scored again just over a minute into the second half for a 5-3 lead and Catawba went on to score five in the quarter to go up 9-5 after three periods. The teams traded goals back and forth in the final quarter as the Indians kept its four-goal margin the rest of the way.
Turcio picked up three goals in the win, while freshman John Scheich (Waxhaw, NC/Weddington HS) handed out three assists. Hopper, Stephen Boyle (Selden, NY) and A.J. Monteleone (Stony Brook, NY) each scored twice for Florida Southern.
The Moccasins held a 36-30 edge in shot and picked up 28 ground balls to 18 for Catawba. Michael Pecchia (Coquitlam, BC, CANADA/Heritage Woods) posted 14 saves in goal for the Indians. Andrew Almansberger (Orlando, FL) stopped nine shots for Florida Southern. Catawba was 2-for-4 on man-up opportunities, while holding the Mocs to one goal in six man-up situations.
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