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Defense Posts Seven Sacks as Football Grabs First Win

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GREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba posted its first win of the season, defeating host Tusculum 23-21 in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field.  The Catawba Indians improve to 1-3 and level its league mark at 1-1.  The Pioneers fall to 1-3 and 0-1.

Tusculum drove inside the Catawba 30 yard line three times in the opening quarter, but led just 3-0 after the frame.  The first attempt ended in a fumble caused by Jason Taylor (Bahama, NC/Northern HS) that was recovered by Lakeem Perry (Louisburg, NC/Louisburg HS).  The Pioneers got a 23-yard field goal from Logan Cornelius on its second try, but Cornelius missed from 38 yards later.

The teams traded field goals early in the second quarter.  Thomas Trexler (Wilmington, NC/New Hanover HS) converted from 39 yard away to tie the score before Cornelius connected from 33 yards to put Tusculum back up at 6-3.  The Pioneer field goal was set up by a 71-yard kickoff return by Deonte Gist.

The Indians got the game’s first touchdown on an ensuing 13-play, 68-drive that culminated in a one-yard run by Jacob Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS).  Charest set up the score with a 19-yard toss to Mario Washington (High Point, NC/Ragsdale HS) on a third-down pass to the goal line.  After forcing a punt, Catawba came right back with another score as Bobby Morrison (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) ran in from four-yard out to give the Indians a 17-6 lead which stood at the break.

Tusculum benefitted from a roughing the punter penalty deep in its own territory midway through the third quarter to cut into the deficit.  After the penalty, Kyle Dickey led the Pioneers 74 yards in 10 plays to cut the margin to 17-14 after a two-point conversion.  Dickey ran in from 10 yards for the score then tossed a pass to Gist for the two points.

An interception by Perry inside the Pioneer red zone set up a Catawba score early in the fourth quarter that proved to be the difference.  Charest threw a 16-yard scoring pass to Washington with 14:54 remaining for a 23-14 Catawba lead, but the point after was blocked. 

Tusculum drove inside the Indians five with less than four minutes left, but the defense held and forced a field try which was blocked by Scottie Floyd (Gastonia, NC/Ashbrook HS) with three minutes remaining.  Catawba took nearly two minutes off the clock before punting it back to the Pioneers.  Tusculum scored with 21 seconds left, but could not manage to recover the onside kick.

Catawba totaled less than 250 yards on offense, but the defense posted seven sacks and held an opponent to negative rushing yards for the second time this season.  Josh Wright (Raeford, NC/Hock Co. HS/W. Carolina) ran for 71 yards for the Indians, while Charest went 10-of-16 through the air for 94 yards.

Dickey threw for 303 yards for Tusculum, completing 23-of-38 passes.  Michael Rodriquez made seven catches, while Rashaad Carter totaled 122 yards on five receptions.

Perry had the big day on defense for Catawba with an interception, a fumble recovery, a sack and nine total tackles.  Cory Johnson (Fayetteville, NC/Britt HS) also made nine stops, including three for loses.

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

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April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

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April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

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April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

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April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

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April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

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April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

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April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

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April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

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April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

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April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

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April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

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April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

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April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

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April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

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April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

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April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

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April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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