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Smith's Goal in OT lifts Men's Soccer to Victory

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SALISBURY, NC -- Carson Smith (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) scored just over five minutes into the first overtime period to put Catawba on the winning end of a South Atlantic Conference battle with Carson-Newman 2-1 at Frock Field Saturday evening. The Indians raise their record to 5-7 overall and 1-3 in the SAC, the Eagles fall to 3-7 and 2-3.

Junior goalkeeper Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury, NC/Salisbury HS) started the game-winning sequence with a free kick near midfield that Corey Faughnan (Jacksonville, NC/Jacksonville HS) got a touch on, sending it over the Carson-Newman defense for Smith to finish from eight yards away past Eagle goalkeeper Michael Alley.

Freshman defender Luke Kooyman (Salt Lake City, UT/Highland HS) made the late-game heroics all possible on his header from point blank range off a Smith corner kick in the 90th minute to tie the game at 1-1.

Carson-Newman jumped on top 17 minutes into the second half as forward Robert Hill curled in a ball past Cardelle from 15 yards out for a 1-0 lead.

Catawba hits the road to Newberry on Wednesday, Oct. 12 for a SAC contest at 4:00 pm.

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