Soccer (W)

Weisner's Game Winner Helps Indians Defeat Armstrong for First Time in School History


SAVANNAH, GA -- Freshmen scoring lifted the Catawba women’s soccer team to a 3-2 season opening win over Armstrong Atlantic Friday afternoon at the Armstrong Soccer Field.  The victory marks the first time the Catawba Lady Indians have ever beaten the Pirates.  Friday’s match marked the opening game for both teams.

Catawba relied heavily on the strong play of its freshman group and it showed in just the 18th minute as Becky Frost (Crofton, MD/Arundel HS) connected on a long ball from fellow newcomer Erin Feldman (Charlotte, NC/Olympic HS). 

The Pirates didn’t back down, scoring two goals over the next ten minutes of play.  In the first minute of the second half Frost tallied her second goal by knocking in a blocked shot past the keeper to tie up the match.  

The two teams battled for most of the second half until the 81st minute when Lady Indian freshman, Kate Weisner (Apex, NC/Middlecreek HS) drilled in the game winner from the top of the box. 

Coach Michael Swan stated after the game, “Two weeks ago during pre-season we challenged the girls to set a high standard for their selves. Today the hard work paid off. Not only are we delighted with the win, we are as happy to get this season up and running.  Hats off to the ladies today they out battled and worked one of the toughest programs in division 2 in recent years. "

Armstrong finished the game dominating in corner kicks 12-1 but they did not seem to translate into as many shots as the Indians lead 17-15 in scoring attempts.

Catawba goalie, Bethany Davis (Salisbury, MD/Parkside HS) recorded three saves in the win.  Morgan Luckie, the Armstrong keeper, made five saves.

Catawba returns to action on Sunday as they travel to take on Palm Beach Atlantic on the campus of Flagler University.  Sunday’s match begins at 11am.

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Today's Events

Swimming vs. QUEENS, noon


«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th

Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 63-46

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-76

December 17

Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

December 30

Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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