Lacrosse (W)

Late Comeback by Women's Lacrosse Ends With Hunt's OT Winner


HICKORY, N.C. -- Nicole Hunt (Pleasant Garden, N.C./SE Guilford) scored 30 seconds into overtime as Catawba rallied from three goals down in the final five and half minutes to top host Lenoir-Rhyne 12-11 in South Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.  The win improves the Catawba Indians to 13-4 overall and 5-3 in the SAC.  The Bears fall to 10-7 and 5-3.

Catawba played from behind nearly the entire game and never led until Hunt’s free-position shot beat Bear goalie Ines Flueck in overtime.  Torrey Schwitkis put Lenoir-Rhyne on top just 2:07 into the game and the Bears led from there until Kirstyn Kruse (Sagamore Beach, Mass./Williston Northampton Prep) tied the game with 3:04 remaining.

The Bears pulled ahead 10-6 on a goal from Brooke Ouderkirk with 12:39 left.  Katie Barth (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) and Nicolette Salay (Columbus, N.J./N. Burlington Regional) scored for Catawba to trim the deficit to 10-8, but Schwitkis made it 11-8 on her final goal with 5:31 remaining.

Catawba then staged its comeback.  Gianna Pezzulo (Henniker, N.H./Cushing Academy) won the ensuing draw control and fed Barth for a goal in just 14 seconds.  Hannah Scott (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne’s Co.) took the next draw control and Barth converted a free-position shot with 4:23 left to make it 11-10.

Lenoir-Rhyne had control after the second goal, but Salay caused a turnover.  Catawba moved the ball to midfield where Barth knocked a loose ball ahead to Pezzulo, who found Kruse open for the tying goal.  The Bears had three free-position shots in the final 1:14, but failed to score with Madison Anselmo (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) saving the final attempt with nine seconds remaining.

Crista Clayton (Jacksonville Beach, Fla./Fletcher) claimed the draw control for Catawba to start the overtime.  Hunt drew two fouls that led to free-position attempts and cashed in on the second to secure a home tournament game for the Lady Indians.

Catawba remains undefeated in seven overtime contests in the program’s history.  Barth led the Lady Indians with four goals.  Pezzulo notched a pair of goals and delivered four assists.  Anselmo collected 14 saves.

The Bears got three goals from Schwitkis, Gabby Sousa and Alyssa Sack.  Sack added two assists.  Flueck made 11 saves.

The teams will meet again in the first round of the SAC Tournament on Tuesday at 7 pm, this time Catawba will serve as the host.

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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

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) 

October 3

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

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

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

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

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

October 9

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

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

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

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

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

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

October 17

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

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

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Women @ Wingate 56-187

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 1-0

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 97-158

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-3

October 28

Football @ Limestone 45-28

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Soccer (M) vs. Lincoln Memorial 1-4

October 31

Soccer (W) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-4

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Soccer (W) Team Photo