April 23, 2016
Applegate's Goal Highlights Loss to Lenoir-Rhyne
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Visiting Lenoir-Rhyne out-scored Catawba 7-2 in the second half to claim a 12-7 win in South Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday night at Shuford Stadium. The Bears complete an undefeated league campaign, improving to 10-4 overall and 8-0 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians drop to 5-9 and 3-5.
Lenoir-Rhyne scored the first two goals and led 3-1 before Catawba rallied to pull even at the end of the first quarter. Connor Eakes (Broomfield, Colo./Broomfield) tallied a man-down off a pass from Liam Lynch (Marietta, Ga./Pope) to pull the Indians within 3-2 at the 3:56 mark. The Indians got a big spark when goalie Ryan Applegate (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra) raced down on a clear to net his first career goal with 1:57 to go in the quarter. It marked the first goal for a Catawba goalie in school history.
Carson Sterling put the Bears back on top early in the second, but Lynch and Connor Kennedy (Weddington, N.C./Weddington/Tampa) scored back-to-back in a 20-second span to put the Indians ahead for the first time at 5-4 with 8:45 to go before the break. Make Hanlon tied things up at the 6:57 mark to send the game to the half even at 5-5.
Hanlon opened the second-half scoring and Shane Gottberg added a second six seconds later as the Bears scored four goals in the first 5:04 of the third quarter to grab a 9-5 edge. The Indians pulled two goals back, on tallies from Cole Fanzo (Crofton, Md./S. River) and Chase Scott (Charlotte, N.C./S. Mecklenburg HS), to close the gap to 9-7 at the end of the quarter.
Sterling scored quickly for Lenoir-Rhyne to start the fourth quarter as the Bears went up 10-7 at the 14:34 mark. Sterling added another goal with 5:19 left and LR shut out the Indians in the final quarter to post the win.
Seven different Catawba players had a goal for the Indians. Lynch had a goal and an assist. Applegate added a dozen saves to go with his historic goal. Eakes, the national leader in face-offs, won 16 of 23 against the Bears.
Sterling tallied four goals for Lenoir-Rhyne with Hanlon adding three. Ben Corrigan chipped in with two goals and Ryan Crompton recorded nine saves.
Catawba is the No. 6-seed for the SAC Tournament and will open play on Tuesday with a game at Queens.
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Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.