Soccer (W)

Catawba Loses in Double Overtime at Carson-Newman 2-1

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - A heart breaking 2-1 loss at No. 20 Carson-Newman ends Catawba’s regular season Saturday at Harvey Stadium.

Needing a win or draw to secure the No. 4 seed in the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Championship, Catawba (12-4-0, 6-4-0 SAC) matched the regular-season champion Eagles (12-3-0, 9-1-0 SAC) step-for-step through 90 minutes of regulation and the first ten minutes of extra time.

The Indians hopes of hosting a first-round playoff game next week were dashed when Holly Talbut-Smith beat Catawba’s goal keeper, Shelby Thompson, 50 seconds into the final overtime period. Magda Mosengo sent a long ball down the right side, allowing Talbut-Smith to beat her defender, taking one touch and blasting a low, hard shot between Thompson and the far post for the game winner.

Mosego opened the scoring just 7:13 into the game, when she settled a cross in the middle of the 18-yard box, made a couple moves and placed a shot in the top left corner of the net.

Carson-Newman held the 1-0 advantage until Courtney Reavis tallied her second marker of the season. Her shot from 30 yards out glanced off an outstretched Jacqueline Burns, who started the game in net for the Eagles, and into the back of the net.

Catawba failed to register a shot in the second half, seemingly content with playing defense and earning a draw, gaining the one point needed to equal Anderson in the final league standings. With the loss, the Indians settle for fifth place in the conference with 18 points, one behind Anderson.

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Inside the numbers:
- The 12 wins is the most by the Indians since 2012 when they recorded 13.
- Catawba’s six conference wins is the highest total since the team accomplished the feat in 2013 and 2014.
- Finishing fifth in the league is the best since the 2014 season when they also placed fifth.
- Catawba has won six conference championships in school history. The titles came after the 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2002 seasons.

Next Up: Catawba travels to Anderson, S.C. Tuesday for a first-round match-up against Anderson. The Trojans earned the fourth seed and the right to host the game, while the Indians enter the tournament as the five seed. Kick-off is at 5 p.m. The winner plays the winner of the 1/8 match with Wingate traveling to Carson-Newman Tuesday.

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«January 2019»
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

Swimming Men at Queens 37-166

January 12

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 59-72

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 96-83

January 16

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 74-71

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 86-87

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.

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 8 p.m.

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.

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 8 p.m.


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