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Men's Soccer Shutout By Mars Hill; Still Qualifies for SAC Tournament

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SALISBURY, NC -- Mars Hill posted a 2-0 shutout over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men’s soccer action on Saturday night at Frock Field.  The win lifts the Lions to 6-9 overall and 6-5 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 8-7-1 and 4-6-1.

After a scoreless first half, mars Hill went on top just past the hour as Reiss Garwood (London, ENGLAND) found the back of the net at the 60:36 mark.  Thor-Joakim Stenberg (Oslo, NORWAY) added a second goal with 16 minutes to play.

Catawba would out-shoot the Lions 11-8, but put just four on target.  The Lions had five shots on goal.  Catawba also held a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.  Chris Mitchell (Creedmoor, NC) stopped four shots to earn the shutout in goal for Mars Hill.  Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury, NC/Salisbury HS/NC Central) made three saves for the Indians.

Catawba took the eighth seed for the upcoming Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament.  The Indians will travel to league champion Queens on Tuesday in a first round match. 

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