February 23, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Opens League Play With Win Over Saint Leo
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba scored four of the first five goals and went on to top visiting Saint Leo 14-11 in Deep South Conference men’s lacrosse action on Thursday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field. The 12th-ranked Catawba Indians improve to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the DSC. The Lions fall to 1-1 and 0-1.
Braden Artem (Acton, Ontario, CANADA/Christ the King HS) scored four goals and grabbed eight ground balls to lead the Indians. John Scheich (Waxhaw, NC/Weddington HS) added three goals and handed out a pair of helpers. Michael Pecchia (Coquitlam, BC, CANADA/Heritage Woods HS) made 14 saves on 25 Saint Leo shots on goal.
Rob Van Bomel (Tampa, FL) got Saint Leo on the board quickly, scoring just a minute into the contest. The Indians answered with four straight goals and led the rest of the way. Scheich tied the game at the 8:57 mark then assisted on Brett Howe’s (Moseley, VA/Cosby HS) go-ahead goal with 7:11 left in the quarter. Scheich added a second goal for a 3-1 edge, while Steven Ridolfo (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Gettysburg) ended the spurt with 4:25 to go in the quarter.
Trailing 9-4, the Lions got back in the game with a pair of goals in the final 30 seconds of the first half. Chris Caiazza (Lindenhurst, NY) notched a goal at the 25 second mark, while Matt Obermeyer (Winter Springs, FL) tallied just 11 seconds before the break. The teams traded goals in the third quarter with the Indians taking a 10-7 edge to the final quarter.
Catawba scored a pair of goals 10 seconds a part midway through the final quarter for a 12-8 lead, but the Lions stormed back with three straight tallies to pull within a single goal. Obermeyer, Caiazza and George Proechel (Orlando, FL) had the goals that cut the margin to 12-11 with 1:43 left.
The Indians won two key face-offs after that which led to a pair of goals. Scheich stopped the Saint Leo run on a feed from Freddie Turcio (Guilford, CT/Guilford HS) with 1:19 remaining then Tom Cullop (New Windsor, MD/S. Carroll HS) added an empty net goal with 17 seconds left.
The game was evenly played between the teams. Saint Leo held slight edges in shots (42-41) and ground balls (40-34), but Catawba cashed in with two goals on the only two man-up situations during the afternoon. Ty Trombley (Penn Yan, NY) won 18-of-29 face-offs for the Lions.
Obermeyer led Saint Leo with five goals, while Caiazza added three. Patrick Berry (Pasadena, MD) made a dozen saves in goal for the Lions.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate
Cross Country @ SAC Championships
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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