March 9, 2013
Scheich Tallies Five Goals as Men's Lacrosse Falls at Tampa
TAMPA, FL -- Tampa used a big fourth quarter to put away visiting Catawba and claim a 17-10 victory in Deep South Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Pepin Stadium. The Spartans improve to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the DSC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-4 and 0-3.
Tampa jumped out to a 4-1 lead after a quarter, but Catawba scored three quick goal to start the second to pull even. Two of those came from John Scheich (Waxhaw, NC/Weddington HS), who led the Indians with five tallies on the day. Tampa answered those Catawba goals, scoring five straight and went to the break with a 9-5 edge.
Scheich had scored for Catawba with just a second left in the first half and the Indians used that momentum to scored three more to open the third quarter and were within 9-8 at the 5:17 mark of the period. Tampa again pulled away. The Spartans scored two goals to close the quarter then started a big fourth quarter with the opening four tallied to lead 15-8 with four minutes left.
Tampa peppered the Catawba goal, outshooting the Indians 51-28. The Spartans also grabbed a 47-28 edge in ground balls. Pete Wesselman (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Stevenson) and Christian Klimczyk (Linthicum, MD/Cardinal Gibbons School) split halves in goal for the Indians. Each made six saves.
Catawba will next travel to Queens on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game.
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