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Ulrich's Winner Gives Men's Lacrosse Another Overtime Victory

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SALISBURY, NC -- Senior Tyler Ulrich (Ephrata, PA/Ephrata HS) scored just over a minute into the second overtime to lift host Catawba to a 9-8 win over Queens in South Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.  The Catawba Indians improve to 6-4 overall and 4-1 in the SAC, while the Royals fall to 5-4 and 2-1.  It marked the fifth straight overtime win for Catawba dating back to the end of last season.

Steven Ridolfo (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Gettysburg) had an initial shot saved by Queens goalie Eric Dolan, but the rebound popped up in the air where Ulrich was able to catch it and score.  The tally came at the 2:55 mark of the second overtime period.

Ulrich finished the game with two goals and two assists.  John Scheich (Waxhaw, NC/Weddington HS) scored three goals for the Indians.  Casey Hock had two goals and an assist for Queens.  Garrett Chan and Evan Farkis also had two goals.

Queens rallied from a 6-4 deficit at the start of the fourth quarter.  Farkas and Hock scored 14 seconds apart to being the Royals even with 12:04 left.  The teams were tied 7-7 entering the final two minutes when Scheich gave Catawba the lead with 1:40 to go.  Hock was able to answer with 1:03 remaining to force overtime.

The Royals went up 2-0 in the first quarter before Catawba scored twice in the final minute of the quarter to tie the game.  The teams traded goals in the second quarter to go the break tied at 3-3.  Catawba scored the final three goals of the third quarter to grab the 6-4 lead.

The Indians held a 45-34 edge in shots with Queens holding a 34-31 edge in ground balls.  Catawba won 11 of the 21 face-offs, including a key win from Daniel Rew (Forest Hill, MD/Bel Air HS) to start the second overtime.

Dolan made 19 saves for Queens.  Pete Wesselman (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Stevenson) had a dozen saves for Catawba.

Catawba, who has now won nine of its last 10 overtime games since 2011, will travel to Pfeiffer to face the seventh-ranked Falcons on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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