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Men's Soccer Moves to 2-0 With Win Over USC Aiken

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 SALISBURY,NC -- Catawba claimed a 3-1 win over visiting USC Aiken in men’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Frock Field.  The Catawba Indians improve to 2-0 on the young season, while the Pacers fall to 0-2.

 Freshman Corey Faughnan (Jacksonville, NC/Jacksonville HS) put the Indians on top miway through the first half, taking a cross from Deon Cuffie-Joseph (Arima, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO/High Point U.) at the 24:25 mark.  Carson Smith (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) added to the lead six minutes into the second half off an assist from Ezra Ntirugelegwa (Durham, NC/Jordan HS).

 In the 64th minute, a feed across the box from Matt Gallagher (Chapel Hill, NC/Saint Leo) was deflected by the Pacers for an own goal and a 3-0 Catawba advantage.  Aiken denied the Indians a clean sheet off a corner kick in the 75th minute.  Carson Villa drove home a loose ball from Schevon Joseph.

Catawba held a 14-10 edge in shots with an 11-5 advantage in the second half.  Luke McCarthy made four saves for the Indians for his second win.  Andray Charles stopped five shots for the Pacers.

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