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Zuzga leads Men's Soccer to 4-3 upset of #12 Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC – Nathan Zuzga (Troy, MI) tallied two unassisted goals leading Catawba College to a 4-3 upset over 12th-ranked Tusculum College in men’s soccer action Wednesday night at Frock Field. With the win, the Indians improve to 11-3 overall, and wrap up SAC play 5-2. Tusculum falls to 9-2-1, 4-2-1. The Pioneers jumped on the board first as senior Paul Hopkins (Portsmouth, ENGLAND) scored his team-leading 14th goal at the 4:48 mark with Andre Nesfield (Arima, TRINIDAD) picking up the assist. The Tribe responded in the 22nd minute as Tyler Kulp (Ephrata, PA) scored his fourth of the season on a breakaway. Catawba grabbed the lead with Zuzga’s first of the night with 15 minutes to play in the half, helping the Indians to a 2-1 halftime lead. To open the second half, Zuzga picked up right where he left off grabbing a breakaway goal, his second of the night, tenth on the season. The Pioneers responded in the 60th minute as Nesfield fired into the back of the net to cut the lead to 3-2. The Indians came calling again in the 67th minute as Zay-Zay Gilewala (Monrovia, LIBERIA) took advantage of a rebound off the keeper to score his team-leading 13th goal. Tusculum got within one with 10 minutes to go in regulation as Jay Harris (London, ENGLAND) found a streaking Gareth Williams (Wrexham, WALES) who chipped over the keeper from 25 yards out for his second this season. Shots were even at 14 apiece, seven in each half, for both teams. Dan Fitzgerald (Seaford, DE) made five saves on the night, including a point-blank save with about three minutes to go, recording the win. J.P. Swaminathan (Brampton, ONT, CANADA) made three saves for the Pioneers. #12 TUSCULUM (9-2-1, 4-2-1 SAC) 1 2 - 3 CATAWBA(11-3, 5-2 SAC) 2 2 - 4 SCORING SUMMARY TC - 4:48 – Paul Hopkins (14) (Andre Nesfield) C – 21:34 – Tyler Kulp (4) C - 29:10 – Nathan Zuzga (9) C - 57:36 – Zuzga (10) TC - 59:01 – Nesfield (8) C - 66:38 – Zay-Zay Gilewala (13) TC - 79:48 – Gareth Williams (2) (Jay Harris) Shots at Goal: Catawba 14, Tusculum 14 Corner Kicks: Tusculum 11, Catawba 1 Goalkeeper Saves: Tusculum – J.P. Swaminathan 3 Catawba – Dan Fitzgerald 5 Offsides: Tusculum 10, Catawba 3 Cautions: C – Gilewala (30’); Frommel (39’); Zuzga (68’) T – Scott (75’); Williams (79’); Cuthbert (84’); Bench (87’) ATT: 104 #######

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