Soccer (W)

Indians Defeat Wingate 2-1

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SALISBURY, N.C. – Catawba women’s soccer snapped an 11-game losing streak to Wingate with a 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs Wednesday at Frock Field.

The Indians (7-2-0, 3-2-0) had not beaten the Bulldogs (5-3-1, 2-2-0 SAC) since 2009, which was in the first round of the South Atlantic Conference tournament. The last time Catawba secured a regular-season victory over Wingate was nine years to the day, which was a 2-0 triumph Oct. 3, 2009.

“That was a really good performance, coming off a tough match at Tusculum last week,” Catawba Head Coach Nick Brown said. “I was happy with how we bounced back and excited for the program beating Wingate for the first time in nine years.”

The Bulldogs set the offensive tone early but Catawba remained scoreless until the final 20 minutes of play in regulation, mostly due to the great play by the Indians keeper, Shelby Thompson.

She made three key saves, keeping her team in the match. The first came in the 33rd minute, when McKenna Delong’s shot was headed for the top corner. Thompson dove and swatted the ball over the crossbar for a corner kick. Just two minutes later, she swatted a shot by Alicia Rubio Garcia over the bar.

In the 68th minute, Thompson made her best save of the night. Wingate was on a 2-v-1 break when an attacker on the left side placed a perfect pass across the face of the net and to the foot of Carly Olsen, who was stopped on the doorstep. Thompson tracked the pass and made a sliding two footed save, stunning Olsen.

“Shelby made a couple of big saves early to keep the match at 0-0 and the team rewarded her later on in the game,” Brown said.

The team netted two goals in the next 15 minutes, building a 2-0 lead, with nine minutes remaining.

Freshman Jennifer Chambers broke the scoreless tie and gave Catawba a 1-0 lead in the 72nd minute. She gathered in a loose ball on the near side from 25-yards out and blasted a shot off her right foot across the face of the net and into the top left corner.

In the 81st minute, freshman Courtney Reavis doubled the lead, when her attempted cross inside the box deflected off a Wingate defender and trickled past the Bulldogs’ netminder Abbey Frail.

Wingate cut the deficit to 2-1 when McKenna Delong scooped up a loose ball in the 6-yard box and found the back of the net, with 6:28 left.

“We knew we had to be very sharp to beat Wingate and I thought our players did a good job of staying sharp and working together defensively,” Brown said.

Inside the numbers:
- The Indians outshot Wingate 13-12.
- Wingate tallied four corners, while Catawba earned three.
- The Indians were whistled for 10 fouls and the Bulldogs were guilty of five.
- Thompson played all 90 minutes and made six saves, improving to 7-2-1 on the season.
- Frail registered 90 minutes in goal for the Bulldogs, recording five saves.

Next Up:
Catawba hosts Shaw on Saturday. Kick-off is at 8:00 p.m.

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March 1

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 11-6

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March 2

Tennis (W) vs. JC SMITH 7-0

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 4-5

Softball @ North Georgia 0-11

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 71-91

Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 7-6

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 75-72

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 4-1

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March 3

Lacrosse (M) vs. WALSH 15-6

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Golf (M) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (SALISBURY CC)

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv. - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Tennis (M) vs. Edinboro 4-3

Tennis (W) vs. Florida Southern 2-5

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March 5

Golf (M) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (SALISBURY CC) 5th of 10

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv. - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 12

Tennis (M) vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 0-7

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Baseball vs. USC AIKEN 9-8

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Tennis (M) vs. West Liberty 5-2

Tennis (W) vs. West Liberty 7-0

Lacrosse (M) vs. GROVE CITY 12-8

Baseball @ North Greenville 6-7

Basketball (W) @ Anderson (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 79-90

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Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 2-23

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March 8

Softball @ Francis Marion 2-4

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March 9

Lacrosse (W) @ Newberry 14-7

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 1-0

Lacrosse (M) @ Newberry 11-8

Basketball (M) vs. Wingate (SAC Tournament Semifinals) 76-74

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Baseball vs. ANDERSON 9-8

Basketball (M) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament Championship) 71-67

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 2-0

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Golf (M) @ Hargett Memorial - Day 1 (Stonebridge CC)

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-2

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March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Memorial - Day 2 (Stonebridge CC) 7th of 9

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 5-8

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-3

Tennis (M) vs. COKER 5-2

Tennis (W) vs. COKER 7-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. WEST CHESTER 4-20

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-5

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Softball vs. BLOOMSBURG 1-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-0

Softball vs. BLOOMSBURG 3-4

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Track/Field @ Charlotte 49er Classic (Day 1)

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March 16

Track/Field @ Lenoir-Rhyne Inv. (Day 2)

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-2

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5-2

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. COKER 18-8

Lacrosse (M) vs. COKER 12-6

Basketball (M) vs. UNC Pembroke (NCAA Southeast Regional) 80-61

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March 17

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3-2

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 6-5

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3-8

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 6-0

Basketball (M) @ Queens (NCAA Southeast Region Semifinal) 93-96

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March 18

Golf (M) @ North Greenville Inv. - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-22

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March 19

Golf (M) @ North Greenville Inv. - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 1st of 9

Softball @ Queens 4-9

Softball @ Queens 1-2

Baseball @ Lander 9-0

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March 20

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-6

Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 11-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 13-9

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March 22

Track/Field @ High Point VertKlasse Meet

Tennis (W) @ Mars Hill 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Mars Hill 5-2

Baseball @ Coker 13-12

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March 23

Track/Field @ High Point VertKlasse Meet

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-13

Baseball @ Coker 11-7

Softball @ Carson-Newman 6-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

Baseball @ Coker 8-5

Softball @ Carson-Newman 8-7

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March 25

Golf (M) @ Bearcat Invitational - Day 1 (Greenwood CC)

Golf (W) @ Sunoco/Campbell Oil Inv. - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

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March 26

Golf (W) @ Sunoco/Campbell Oil Inv. - Day 2 (River Landing GC) 7th of 14

Golf (M) @ Bearcat Invitational - Day 2 (Greenwood CC) 20th of 22

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2-5

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 1-6

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-1

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3-11

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-14

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Track/Field @ Montreat Inv. (Day 1)

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 10-5

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March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Inv. (Day 2)

Lacrosse (M) @ Mars Hill 16-4

Tennis (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 3-4

Softball vs. ANDERSON 8-7

Tennis (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5-2

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 13-2

Softball vs. ANDERSON 4-5

Lacrosse (W) @ Mars Hill 18-16

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