Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer Falls to Saint Leo in Physical Battle


SALISBURY, NC -- Saint Leo claimed a 4-1 win over host Catawba in a physical men’s soccer match on Sunday afternoon at Frock Field.  The match featured a total of 37 fouls and 10 yellow cards were issued, all in the first half.  Three of the five goals scored came on penalty kicks.  The Lions improve to 4-0 with the win, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-2.

The Lions went up two goals midway through the opening half.  Aaron Gendreau (Apopka, FL) and Edgar Herrera (Four Oaks, NC) combined on both the goals which came in the 12th and 22nd minutes.  Catawba got a goal back just over a minute after the second goal when Domhnall Minogue (Greystones, IRELAND/Presentation) was fouled on a header inside the box.  The sophomore buried the ensuing penalty kick and the teams went to the break with the Lions holding a 2-1 edge.

Saint Leo played the final half with only ten men as Konstantin Pyankov (Yekaterinburg, RUSSIA) was issued two yellow cards in the opening half resulting in a red card.  The Lions were able to put together several counter attacks in the final 30 minutes and drew a pair of penalty kicks.  Joel Purkiss (Sheffield, ENGLAND) converted the first in the 70th minute and Herrera the last with just five minutes to play.

The Lions held an 18-10 edge in shots.  Luke McCarthy (Naples, FL/Naples HS) and Evan Harvey (Apex, NC/Apex HS) each spent a half in goal for Catawba.  McCarthy had four saves and Harvey two.  McKenzey Scott (Cape May, NJ) went the distance for Saint Leo and recorded three stops.

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