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Men's Lacrosse Falls to Pfeiffer in Match Up of Nationally Ranked Teams

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SALISBURY, NC -- Pfeiffer won a battle of nationally-ranked teams as the #10 Falcons top #11 and host Catawba 16-8 in men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.  Pfeiffer improves to 4-0, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-1.

The Falcons reeled off the final five goals of the opener period to lead 6-1.  Elliot Gilbert scored three of his six goals during the opening quarter.  Seven Ridolfo (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Gettysburg) got the first goal of the second quarter for Catawba, but Pfeiffer would put four more into the net before the Indians tallied again.

Leading 11-4 at the break, Pfeiffer scored three straight during the third quarter for a 14-5 lead and led 14-6 heading to the final quarter.  James Shepherd and Spencer Allen followed Gilbert with a pair of goals for Pfeiffer.  Ridolfo had three goals for Catawba.  John Scheich (Waxhaw, NC/Weddington HS) had a goal and two assists for the Indians.

Pfeiffer held a 42-36 edge in shots and a 27-15 edge at the break.  Hayden Kirk made 15 saves in goal for Pfeiffer.  Pete Wesselman (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Stevenson) played most of the way for Catawba and stopped 11 shots.

Catawba travels to Lenoir-Rhyne to open Deep South Conference play at 2 p.m.

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