Soccer (W)

Women's Soccer Uses Big First Half to Top Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. -- Catawba exploded for five first-half goals and posted its second straight conference shutout with a 5-0 win over host Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Meares Stadium.  The win improves the Catawba Indians to 2-1-1 overall and 2-0 in the SAC.  The Lions fall to 0-4-1 and 0-2.

The Lady Indians wasted little time in taking the lead as Shelby Vasich (Chatsworth, Calif./El Camino Real) scored before a minute was off the clock.  Catawba has scored in the opening 10 minutes in each of its first four matches this year and three times have found the back of the net in the first five minutes.

After Vasich scored from a throw in by Anna Sidders (Matthews, N.C./Union Academy), Bailey Howell (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) scored twice to make it 3-0.  Her first goal came off a pass from Hannah Cruse (Concord, N.C./Mt. Pleasant), while the second was unassisted on a breakaway.

Caitlin Hill (Advance, N.C./W. Forsyth) converted off a long pass from Gudney Jonsdottir (Mosfellsbar, Iceland) and the lead was 4-0 by the half hour mark.  Kiersten Peck (Indian Trail, N.C./Sun Valley) ended the first-half barraged in the final minute, knocking home a rebound.

Shelby Thompson (Charlotte, N.C./Hopewell/Charlotte) earned the nod in goal for Catawba and saved six shots in posting the shutout.  Catawba doubled up the Lions in shots 22-11.  Maslyn Greene had six saves for Mars Hill. 

Catawba, which scored only 13 goals last season, has already netted a dozen goals in four matches in 2016.  The five goals matched its highest output since posting an identical 5-0 shutout over Anderson in 2014. 

Catawba is on the road again Wednesday with a league test at Lenoir-Rhyne with kickoff at 5 p.m.

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Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 12:30VideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 2:30AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats

Calendar

«October 2017»
1
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

2
October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

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October 9

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

10
October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

17
October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

21
October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

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October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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