April 15, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Win DSC Tournament Championshp 7-6 Over FSC
MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba withheld a late rally by Florida Southern to claim the 2012 Deep South Conference Men's Lacrosse Tournament Championship with a 7-6 victory over the Moccasins on Sunday afternoon at Meares Stadium. The Catawba Indians win the DSC Tournament for the second straight year and improve to 14-2. The Moccasins, who also lost to Catawba in last year's final, fall to 10-6.
Catawba grabbed the early lead, scoring the first two goals. Tom Cullop (New Windsor, MD/S. Carroll HS) scored the opening goal at the 11:25 mark on an assist from Braden Artem (Acton, Ontario, CANADA/Christ the King HS). Artem scored himself midway through the quarter for the 2-0 lead.
Florida Southern cut the margin in half with just over four minutes to go in the opening quarter on a tally by Chris Murphy (Camillus, NY/W. Genesee HS). The Indians would lead 2-1 after the first 15 minutes.
A goal from Catawba's Freddie Turcio (Guilford, CT/Guilford HS) and one from the Moccasins' Dane Sorensen (Victoria, BC, CANADA/Claremont Secondary HS) kept the teams separated by a goal midway through the second quarter. Cullop notched his second of the game with 2:33 remaining in the half to give the Indians a 4-2 edge at the break.
Three minutes into the second half, Sorensen again pulled Florida Southern within a goal on his second score of the game. Catawba answered on a goal by John Scheich (Waxhaw, NC/Weddington HS) then went up 6-3 on a second tally from Artem at the 3:36 mark of the third.
Catawba led 7-4 after a goal from Cory Losselyong (Lewisville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) with 11:18 left, but FSC rallied late to again close within a goal. Brendan Mykle-Winkler (BC, CANADA/Westhampton Beach HS) scored with 3:52 remaining and Mat Thompson (Akwesasne, Ontario, CANADA/Herkimer CC) made it 7-6 with 2:15 to go.
Cullop nearly sealed it for Catawba, but his shot with just under a minute left hit the post and gave FSC one final chance. Shane Tompkins’ (Bear, DE/Penn HS) shot with nine seconds left was wide and Turcio caused a turnover in side the final five seconds to give Catawba the win.
Artem and Cullop each scored a pair of goals for Catawba. Sorensen had two goals for Florida Southern. The Moccasins held a 40-30 edge in shots, including a 23-9 edge in the second half. Michael Pecchia (Coquitlam, BC, CANADA/Heritage Woods HS), who was named the MVP of the tournament, posted 17 saves for Catawba. Andrew Almansberger (Orlando, FL/Freedom HS) stopped 13 shots for Florida Southern.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd
Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn.
Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3
Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0
Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13
Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 6 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5 p.m.
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 7 p.m.
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