September 1, 2012
Defense Stymies West Liberty as Football Wins Opener 24-3
Reibe had one of eight turnovers caused by the Indian defense
WEST LIBERTY, WV -- Catawba shut down West Liberty State to open its 2012 football season with a 24-3 win on Saturday afternoon. The Catawba Indian defense stymied the Hilltoppers, recording 11 sacks and causing eight turnovers in the victory. The 11 sacks tied a school record that was set in 2005 against Mars Hill.
After a scoreless first quarter, Catawba took control with a pair of scores in an 18 second span. Jake Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS/Illinois) capped a drive with a 26-yard pass to Payton McCollum for the fist score. On the next West Liberty play from scrimmage, Damein Lee (Reidsville, NC/Reidsville HS) caused a fumble as he sacked Hilltopper quarterback LD Crow and Jarrod Cave (Dobson, NC/Surry Central HS) ran it in from 15 yards out and a 14-0 lead at the 12:24 mark.
West Liberty trimmed the margin to 14-3 late in the first half then looked to be poised to trim the deficit even further with a first-and-goal at the Catawba five early in the third quarter. The Tribe defense responded, pushing the Hilltoppers back on three straight negative plays to force a 34-yard field goal try which was missed.
Early in the fourth quarter, Richard Miller (Elon, NC/W. Alamance HS), who also had two sacks, recovered a Hilltopper fumble and Bobby Morrison (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) cashed the opportunity in on a six-yard run for a 21-3 lead with 11:28 remaining. The Indians capped the scoring on a 31-yard field goal by Chad Hollandsworth (Kernersville, NC/E. Forsyth HS). That score was set up by a Lucas Reibe (Wellington, FL/Wellington HS) interception inside the West Liberty red zone.
Joining Miller with two sacks was freshman Jonathan Jean (Orange Park, FL/Fleming Island HS). Others that were in on the record sack day were: Cory Johnson (Fayetteville, NC/Britt HS), Jacob Hanes (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS), Antoine Parker (Columbia, SC/Ridge View HS), Gabriel Evans (Fayetteville, NC/Pine Forest HS), Ivan Cann (Bamberg, SC/Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS) and Ed Robinson (Callahan, FL/Paxon School). Chad Endres (Wellington, FL/Wellington HS/Jacksonville), Javon Powell (Currie, NC/Pender Co. HS) and Jumal Rolle (Wilson, NC/Beddingfield HS) added interceptions.
On offense, Charest completed 13-of-27 passes for 120 yards. He connected with McCollum three times for 63 yards and the score. Morrison, who ran for 33 yards and a score also caught three passes. Wade Moore (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) led the Tribe ground game with 36 yards, while BJ Sherrill (Cleveland, NC/W. Rowan HS) added 29 yards.
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
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
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) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6
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