Soccer (M)

Cobras Late Goal Defeats Indians 2-1

SALISBURY, N.C. - Early lead slips away in the second half as Catawba drops a 2-1 decision against visiting Coker Sunday at Frock Field.

Freshman Borja Gaspar opened the scoring when he tallied his third career goal at the 28:04 mark, giving the Indians (2-9-0, 0-7-0) a 1-0 lead. Junior Hunter Faust laid a perfectly placed pass on the right foot of Gaspar, who slid the ball in the net between the Cobras' (4-6-0, 2-3-0) keeper, Justin Watkins, and the far post.

Catawba's keeper, Gianluca Tommasi provided a momentum boost with 16 seconds left in the opening half, which was physical, resulting in 19 fouls between the two teams and four yellow cards. A foul called against the Indians at the edge of the box was deemed to be inside the penalty area, awarding a penalty kick to the Cobras.

Christian Provenzano was stonewalled by Tommasi, preserving the 1-0 lead at intermission.

Momentum swung from Catawba to Coker when a Cobras' fatuous bounce went their way in the second half.

In the 55th minute, Provenzano's attempted cross ricocheted off a sliding Catawba defender and into a wide-open Indians' net.

After netting the equalizer, Coker increased its pressure and continued to push forward but the Indians' bend-but-not-break defense held off the Cobras' offensive onslaught. Coker struck for the eventual game winner with 2:23 left in regulation off a set piece. Joao Silva lobbed a ball into the box from 30 yards out on the near side and Matt Trimby headed it down and past Tommasi.

Inside the numbers:
- Both teams recorded nine shots apiece, while Coker held the advantage in corner kicks at 6-4.
- Coker was whistled for 19 fouls, three yellow cards and one red, while Catawba committed 12 infractions and two yellow cards.
- Tommasi registered two saves, while Watkins collected three.
- Gaspar totaled three shots, including two on goal, while Keenan Tuck took two and Tom Singhgolden, Michael Nuquse and Hunter Faust added one each.

Next Up:
Catawba travels to Hickory, N.C. Wednesday for a mid-week tilt at Lenoir-Rhyne. Kick-off is at 5 p.m.

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«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

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

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

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

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

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR 

Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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