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Indians Open NCAA Tournament at Carson-Newman

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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Catawba women’s soccer unexpected run to the NCAA Championships continues Friday against familiar foe No. 14 Carson-Newman.

“Personally I am just proud of everybody, the work ethic that has gone into this whole entire season,” Co-captain Shelby Thompson said. “It feels like a big reward for everybody. No one gave us a chance and to make it this far is crazy. It is absolutely an amazing feeling.”

Predicted in August to finish sixth in the 11 team South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll, the Indians are the seventh seed in the Southeast Region of the 2018 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Tournament.

Overcoming injuries, setbacks and lack of expectations from the outside, the team dug deep and found a quiet confidence and relish the opportunity ahead. The 2 p.m. matinee match at McCown Field is the third meeting in the last 13 days.

Friday's first round is the third consecutive weekend the two teams face each other, with the Lady Eagles registering 2-1 victories in both tilts. The first game went double overtime on the Lady Eagles home field in the regular season finale for both squads.

Round two at South Atlantic Conference semifinals ended last Friday at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C. in victory for Carson-Newman. SAC Offensive Player of the Year Magda Mosengo scored twice for Carson-Newman while junior Bailey Howell netted the Indians’ loan marker.

This is the 40th meeting all-time between the schools, marking the most of any Catawba opponent. The Indians lead the all-time series 19-16-4 but have not posted a win since a 2-1 decision in 2014 on the Lady Eagles home pitch.

“I think they are excited to get another shot at Carson-Newman,” Head Coach Nick Brown said. “It is never fun when you lose to somebody twice, so we are going to go in and everything we have and see what happens. They are a good team. They made it to the National Finals for a reason last year.”

Catawba is making its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in the 29-year history of the program. The Indians last competed in the tournament in 2008, when they defeated Georgia C&SU in the first round 2-1 in overtime.

“We have been here for three years and we have gotten to see the program grow,” Co-captain Logan Sandate said. “As a leader on this team, it makes me very proud to see people grow. This is what we have been working for. I don’t think it is luck or chance. This is what coach Brown intended for us to do. We have stuck with the game plan and it is paying off now.”

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«March 2019»
March 1

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 11-6

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

March 3

Lacrosse (M) vs. WALSH 15-6

March 4


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

Tennis (M) vs. Edinboro 4-3

Tennis (W) vs. Florida Southern 2-5

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

Tennis (W) vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 2-4

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN 9-8

March 6

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

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 97-77

March 7

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 2-23

March 8

Softball @ Francis Marion 2-4

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

March 10

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 9-8

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

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 2-0

March 11

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

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-2

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

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 11-3

March 14

Softball vs. BLOOMSBURG 1-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-0

Softball vs. BLOOMSBURG 3-4

March 15

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

Track/Field @ Lenoir-Rhyne Inv. (Day 1)

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

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

March 18

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

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-22

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

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

March 22

Track/Field @ High Point VertKlasse Meet

Tennis (W) @ Mars Hill 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Mars Hill 5-2

Baseball @ Coker 13-12

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

March 25

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

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

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

March 29

Track/Field @ Montreat Inv. (Day 1)

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 10-5

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

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 10-6


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