Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer Drops 6-2 Decision at Mars Hill


MARS HILL, N.C. - Catawba's offense came alive in the second half of the men's soccer match against Mars Hill but it was not enough to overcome in a 6-2 decision Wednesday at Meares Stadium.

Borja Gasper (77:59) and Hunter Faust netted markers for the Indians (1-6-0, 0-4-0 SAC). Faust assisted on Gaspar’s goal, while Faust snuck a shot inside the far post off a pass from Sam Henneberg. 


The Lions (4-3-0, 1-2-0 SAC) led 1-0 at the break, after Rasmus Nielsen opened the scoring in the 36th-minute on an assist from Jeppe Christensen.

At the 53:50 mark, Sebastian Bertilsson doubled the lead on an assists from Jimmy Char, when his turnaround shot inside box, struck the tinside post.

Jeppe Christensin assisted on Oscar Mitchell's header off a free kick, making the Lions’ advantage 3-0 in the 69th minute. Jordan Lennon lifted a shot over the keeper three-minutes later for an unassisted tally, pushing the Mars Hill lead to 4-0.

Mars Hill added two goals in the final five minutes for the final score. At  85:42, Carlos Ayala-Viera banked his shot off the far post from a tight angle. Jayson Moorman registered the assist. Derek Kaple tapped in a cross from Char with 46 seconds left in regulation.

Inside the numbers

- Catawba outshot Mars Hill 15-11, including a 10-7 advantage in the second half.

- The Lions were called for 13 fouls, four yellow cards and one red card, while the Indians were guilty of 10 infractions and one yellow card.

- Andrew Bargh dropped to 0-2-0, after making two saves on eight shots in 90 minutes of action.

- Brian Salzman started the contest in net for the Lions and played the first 83:20. He improved to 5-3-0, making five saves on six shots.

- Henry Louque closed out the final 6:40 and allowed a goal on the only shot he faced.

Up Next

Catawba wraps up the two-game road trip at Tusculum in Greeneville, Tenn. Saturday. The Indians face-off in a match against with league foe Tusculum at 5 p.m.

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January 2

Basketball (M) @ Southern Wesleyan 92-71

January 3

Basketball (W) @ Chowan 48-37

January 5

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 77-90

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 81-64

January 9

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 70-54

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 106-72

January 11

Swimming Women @ Queens 40-165

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January 12

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 59-72

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January 16

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 74-71

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January 18

Swimming Men @ Wingate w/LR

January 19


Basketball (W) @ Anderson 60-100

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 80-82

January 23

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 6 p.m.

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January 25

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 1)

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 30

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

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