April 14, 2013
Cullop's Overtime Winner Gives Men's Lacrosse DSC Tourney Title
WINTER PARK, FL -- Senior Tom Cullop (New Windsor, MD/S. Carroll HS) scored with 22 seconds left in the first overtime period to give the Catawba Indians a 10-9 win over Tampa for the 2013 Deep South Conference Lacrosse Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon at Baker Stadium and Cahall-Sandspur Field. It marks the third straight DSC Tournament title for the Catawba Indians, who improve to 9-6. The Spartans fall to 10-5.
Tampa had two chances earlier in overtime, but Catawba goalie Christian Klimczyk (Linthicum, MD/Cardinal Gibbons School) posted two of his 15 saves to keep the game going. The Indians had retained possession after a missed shot in the final minute before Cullop drove in and forced a shot past the Tampa goalie.
Sunday marked the third straight tournament game that Catawba had rallied for a win. The Indians gave up the first three goals in the opening round and trailed 10-6 entering the fourth quarter. At Lenoir-Rhyne, Catawba fell behind 4-0 and trailed 9-7 with 10 minutes before winning in overtime. In the final, Catawba was behind 3-0 after a quarter and down 8-7 entering the final quarter before another overtime win.
Kyle Hemrick started the Tampa scoring just six seconds into the game as the Spartans won the opening face-off and scored on the first shot. Hemrick added two more goals in the final two minutes of the quarter for the 3-0 edge. Cory Losselyong (Lewisville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) got the Indians on the board early in the second quarter and John Scheich (Waxhaw, NC/Weddington HS) pulled Catawba even at 4-4 with 8:25 to go before the half on a tally that set a new standard for goals in a season with his 46th or the year.
Hemrick gave the Spartans a 6-5 lead at the break and his man-up goal made it 8-6 with 4:50 to go in the third quarter. A tally from Steven Ridolfo (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Gettysburg) made it 8-7 late in the quarter and Jon Williams (Hillsborough, NC/Northern HS) pulled the Indians even with 12:27 to go.
Cullop gave Catawba its first lead of the game with 4:07 remaining only to see the Spartans tie it 30 seconds later on a man-up goal from Joel McGowan. Tampa had possession for the final two minutes of regulation, but managed to get off only one shot, which was blocked with a minute to play.
Cullop led Catawba with three goals and added an assist. Ridolfo had two goals and an assist, while Scheich had a pair of goals. Hemrick tallied five goals for Tampa, which enjoyed a 49-32 edge in shots. Greg Griffo had a goal and two assists. Joseph Fiorucci totaled 14 saves.
This marked the final season of the Deep South Conference as the North Division schools in North Carolina will move into the South Atlantic Conference and the South Division schools in Florida will move into the Sunshine State Conference. Catawba had been a member of the Deep South Conference since its inception in 1994.
Catawba will next play at nationally-ranked Limestone on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 40-13
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.