March 12, 2016
Strong Defense Helps Men's Lacrosse Nab Season's First Win
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.
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70
Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85
Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117
Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95
Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142
Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101
Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52
Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89
Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 80-56
Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92
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.
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.
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