Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer Loses 3-2 to #4 Lincoln Memorial

Villiard tallies goals #12t and #13 in loss


HARROGATE, TN -- The Catawba men’s soccer team lost another tough battle with a nationally ranked team as the Indians fell 3-2 at #4 Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Gibbs Field.  The Railsplitters improve to 12-2 overall and 5-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 5-9 and 1-4.


            Guilherme Alves got Lincoln Memorial on the board just 1:04 into the match, taking a pass from Leandro Periera in front of the goal.  Ryan Villiard (Holiday, FL/Mitchell HS) continued his goal barrage to put the Tribe on top by the half. 


            Villiard struck on a penalty kick in the 28th minute then the senior tallied his 13th goal of the season in the 42nd minute on a breakaway.  The lead lasted only four minutes into the second when Nelson Pizzaro took a long pass from Alves to net the equalizer.


            Pizarro would assist on the game-winner to Felipe Nogueira with just under 10 minutes to play.  Brent Cole made three saves in goal for LMU.  Ross Willard (Jacksonville, NC/Jacksonville HS) had three saves while playing the first half for Catawba with Tyler Held (Virginia Beach, VA/Kellam HS) making one stop in the second half.

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