Lacrosse (M)

Strong Defense Helps Men's Lacrosse Nab Season's First Win

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HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Catawba got four goals from Connor Kennedy (Weddington, N.C./Weddington/Tampa) and shutout host Lincoln Memorial over the final half in recording a 12-3 victory in South Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at the LMU Soccer Complex.  The Catawba Indians earn their first win in improving to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the SAC.  The Railsplitters fall to 3-2 and 0-2.

After an opening goal by Cole Fanzo (Crofton, Md./S. River), Kennedy netted two straight for a 3-0 Catawba lead.  The Indians led 5-1 after the opening quarter then saw the Railsplitters close within 5-3 after goals from Jared Courchene and Nick Borriello.  The Indians were able to gain an 8-3 halftime lead on goals by Reid Lichtenberger (Austin, Texas/Vandergrift), Liam Lynch (Marietta, Ga./Pope) and Isaiah Welch (Abingdon, Md./Patterson Mill) in the final 2:17 of the quarter.

Kennedy scored the only two goals of the third quarter to extend Catawba's lead to 10-3, while Welch and Justin Warnock (Jamestown, N.C./SW Guilford) closed out the scoring in the fourth.  The Indians held LMU without a goal over the final 38 minutes.

Lichtenberger and Welch followed Kennedy with two goals each.  Josh Reedy (Lake Mary, Fla./Lake Mary) assisted on three goals.  Ryan Applegate (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra) made 11 saves in goal. 

Catawba dominated the face-offs, winning 14 and losing just two.  Connor Eakes (Broomfield, Colo./Broomfield) won 13 of his 15 attempts.  The Indians held a 41-30 edge in shots.

Catawba returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Bentley at 7 pm.

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Today's Events

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1),
Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne,
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 2:00AudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 4:00AudioVideoStats

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January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

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January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

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January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

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January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

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January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

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January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

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January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

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January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne 

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

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January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

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January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

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January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

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January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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