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Men's Soccer takes SAC opener over Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba College defeated Mars Hill 5-1 in South Atlantic Conference men’s soccer action at Mears Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Brennan Regnar (Mebane, NC) scored two goals in the match to lead the Indians to victory. Catawba improves to 4-2 overall, while the Lions fall to 1-5. It was the league opener for both teams. Mo Norman (Clive, IA) opened up the scoring for Catawba at the 27:51 mark on a breakaway started by keeper David Durham (Oak Ridge, TN). Norman then assisted Tyler Culp (Ephrata PA) on a breakaway with 40:39 on the clock in the first period to extend the Tribe’s lead to 2-0. That ended the scoring in the first half. Mars Hill trimmed the deficit to 2-1 at the 67:23 mark after Walter Gay (Arima, Trinidad) put a header past Durham in the Catawba goal. Regnar then scored back-to-back goals within three minutes of each other to give the Indians a 4-1 advantage. He scored the goals at the 70:39 and 73:50 marks on the clock, respectively. Jake Pace (Salisbury, NC) ended the scoring for Catawba on a penalty kick in the 79th minute. Mars Hill keeper Josh Bruce (Canton, GA) made six saves in the match, while Durham made nine stops. Catawba out shot Mars Hill 22-to-18 in the match. CATAWBA (4-2, 1-0) 2 3 -- 5 MARS HILL (1-5, 0-1) 0 1 -- 1 SCORING SUMMARY C - 27:51 – Mo Norman (3) (David Durham) C – 40:39 – Tyler Kulp (3) (Norman) MH - 67:23 – Walter Gay (Benj Bostic, Tommy Dodd) C - 70:39 – Brennan Regner (Felipe Rubio) C - 73:50 – Regner (5) (Kulp) C - 78:48 – Jake Pace (2) – PENALTY KICK Shots at Goal: Catawba 22, Mars Hill 18 Corner Kicks: Catawba 4, Mars Hill 3 Goalkeeper Saves: Mars Hill – Josh Bruce 6 Catawba – David Durham 9 Offsides: Catawba 4, Mars Hill 8 Cautions: MH – Bostic (36’), Gay (74’), Bruce (79’); C – Davis (54’), Rubio (64’), Crowe (74’). ATT: 50 #######

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