Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer Shocks #25 Mars Hill in SAC Tourney


MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba defeated nationally ranked Mars Hill 1-0 in a South Atlantic Conference Tournament quarterfinal Tuesday evening at Meares Stadium. With the win the Indians continue their season and improve to 9-8-2 overall, while the Lions fall to 11-5-1.

After a scoreless draw at the break, Spencer Preston (Estero, FL/Estero HS) had a breakaway run in the 58th minute and sent a through ball to teammate Danny Sassano (Gastonia, NC/Forestview HS). Sassano touched the ball to the right to shake a defender as Mars Hill goalkeeper Zac Scott approached he lifted his shot over the net-minder's left shoulder and into the goal putting the Indians up 1-0.

Catawba would fend off the Lions and their 11 second-half shots for the remaining 30-plus minutes to hold on to victory. Indian goalkeeper Evan Harvey (Apex, NC/Apex HS) made 11 stops while facing 22 shots to preserve the shutout.

The Indians avenged a 3-1 loss at home to the Lions earlier in the regular season.

Catawba advances as the #6 seed to meet #7 Lenoir-Rhyne (8-8-3), a 3-0 winner over #2 Tusculum, Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm in a SAC Tournament semifinal at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, SC.

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Today's Events

Swimming vs. QUEENS, noon


«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th

Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 63-46

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-76

December 17

Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

December 30

Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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Basketball (W) Team Photo