Lacrosse (W)

Women's Lacrosse Wins Opener in Overtime


SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba Indians won a dramatic season-opening women's lacrosse game, claiming a 12-11 overtime win over visiting Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.  Nicolette Salay (Columbus, N.J./N. Burlington Regional) notched the winning goal with 48 seconds left in the second overtime period.  The Crusaders fell to 1-2.

Belmont Abbey was seconds away from winning in regulation after rallying from a 10-7 deficit to go on top with 2:10 remaining.  The Crusaders won the ensuing draw control and was able to run off over a minute and half of the clock before Hannah Scott (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's Co.) caused a turnover with 21 seconds left. 

Catawba was able to get the ball into the offensive zone and Megan Shortt (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth HS) drew a foul with four seconds remaining.  Shortt converted the free position shot with 1.4 seconds to play to send the game to overtime.  Belmont Abbey had the lone shot of the first three minute overtime period, but Bethany Davis (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) made the last of her eight saves to keep the game tied.

In the second overtime session, Catawba won the draw control and had three shots before Salay finally converted on the fourth attempt as she took a feed from Meredith Jones (Barnesville, Md./St. Johns Catholic) and buried the winner.  It was the third goal of the game for Salay and third assist for Jones, who set a record last year with 24 assists and entered the season with the school mark of 41 in a career. 

Shortt led Catawba with four goals and added an assist.  Erin Green (Stratford, N.J./Sterling) had a pair of goals in her collegiate debut, while Kirstyn Kruse (Sagamore Beach, Mass./Williston Northampton Prep) had two goals and an assist. 

Rebecca Luca scored five goals to lead Belmont Abbey.  Erin Kunkel had three goals with Katelin Glass adding two goals and an assist.  Annie Brannon picked up seven saves after entering the game midway through the first half with the Crusaders down 5-3.

The teams traded the first six goals, but it was a 4-0 run by the Lady Indians over two and half minute span that gave Catawba a 6-3 edge at the 11:34 mark of the half.  Short had the final two goals in the run, while Green and Salay also tallied.  The Lady Indians led 6-4 at the break.

Mackenzie Miller pulled the Crusaders within 8-7 with 12:58 remaining before Catawba put home a pair of goals to lead 10-7 with 9:05 remaining.  The Crusaders rallied in the final seven minutes with four straight goals.  Luca had two before Kunkel tied the game with 4:29 left and Glass' go-ahead goal with 2:10 to play.

Catawba held a 27-23 edge in shots and both teams scooped up 34 ground balls.  Catawba helped for four more turnovers, 32-28, and scored on 3-of-9 free positions shots.  The Crusaders were just 1-of-6 from free position shots.  Belmont Abbey won 15 of the 26 draw controls, but Catawba claimed the last two.

The Lady Indians are back in action on Saturday, traveling to Chowan for a 3 pm start.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 7 p.m.

April 24

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

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

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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