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Women's Soccer Advances to SAC Semifinals on Iwanicki's Early Goal

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba junior Amy Iwanicki (Calgary, Alberta, CANADA/St. Francis HS/Tennessee-Martin) scored just a minute into the match and the hosts made it hold up for a 1-0 victory over Anderson in the first round of the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Frock Field.  The Catawba Indians, seeded fourth, improve to 13-6 and advance to face top-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne in a Friday semifinal in Rock Hill, SC.  The Trojans end their season at 7-7-3.

Catawba was treated to the early goal when Karen Presnell (Salisbury, NC/Salisbury HS)  played a ball in the box over to Iwanicki who fired home from 12 yards out into the left side of the goal just 1:08 into the contest. Three minutes later, Anderson nearly equalized on its lone shot of the first half, but a header on a corner kick by Chelsea Hamrick (Shelby, NC) glanced off the crossbar.

The Lady Indians made that goal hold up, limiting Anderson to just four total shot and just one attempt on goal.   Freshman Bethany Davis (Salisbury, MD/Parkside HS) made the lone save to post her third shutout in five matches.  The Lady Indians mustered six shots with Kaitlyn Neipp (Anderson, SC) recording three saves.

The Lady Indians have won nine of their last 11 matches entering the semifinal match-up with 11th-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne.  The Bears claimed a 2-1 overtime win in the regular-season meeting on Sept. 19.

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