Football

Football Makes Trek to Western Carolina For Its Week 2 Match-Up

Jason Taylor (33 on right) celebrates one of his stops for lossesJason Taylor (33 on right) celebrates one of his stops for losses

Catawba football hits the road for its longest trip of the season to play Western Carolina on Saturday.  This will be the first meeting with the Catamounts since the days that Greg Singleton and Ike Hill wore Indian blue.  Western Carolina took that meeting back in 1969, 22-16.  The schools first met in 1933 with Catawba dominating the early games, winning the first 10 contests. 

Catawba topped Davidson last weekend, winning its opener under Head Coach Curtis Walker for the second year in a row.  Mike Sheehan was efficient guiding the offense and was named the league Player of the Week.  The sophomore hit on 12-of-13 passes for 174 yards three touchdowns.

One of the biggest plays of the game was turned in by linebacker Jamal Lackey, who intercepted a pass midway through the first quarter and returned it 67 yards for the game’s first score.  Sheehan followed with his three touchdown strikes to put Catawba on top 28-0 at the break.

The Indians rolled up nearly 500 yards of offense with 310 coming on the ground.  Trey Mashore topped the rushers with 78 yards on eight carries.  Sheehan added 56 yards on the ground, while David Burgess totaled 51.

Western Carolina rebounded from an opening loss to claim a 45-21 victory over Brevard last week.  The Catamounts pulled away late, scoring 17 points in the final 18 minutes after Brevard had closed within 28-21.

The Catamounts piled up 283 yards rushing with Detrez Newsome and Darius Ramsey each running for 88 yards.  Quarterback Troy Mitchell ran for 84 yards and threw for another 142.  He put up similar numbers as Sheehan, completing 13-of-15 passes, but no touchdowns.

Western went to the air more in the opener against South Florida, throwing 67 times for nearly 400 yards.  Terryon Robinson and Willie Police have been the top targets.  Robinson has 18 catches over the two games, while Police has 17 receptions.

The Catamounts have yet to record a sack on defense, but Ace Clark has an interception and two stops for losses.  Caleb Hawkins has made two and a half tackles for losses.

Kickoff for the game is set for 3:30 at Bob Waters Field.  Catawba will leave campus on Friday to make the trip to Cullowhee.

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1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

1112
February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

24
February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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