Lacrosse (W)

Women's Lacrosse Battles Back to Knock Off Tusculum


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba overcame an early 5-1 deficit to top host Tusculum 14-12 in South Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field.  The Catawba Indians notch their sixth straight win in improving to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the SAC.  The Pioneers fall to 4-8 and 2-2.

Kirstyn Kruse (Sagamore Beach, Mass./Williston Northampton Prep) scored three goals and handed out three assists to lead Catawba.  Nicole Hunt (Pleasant Garden, N.C./SE Guilford) also scored three goals for the Lady Indians.  saves.

After Gianna Pezzulo (Henneker, N.H/Cushing Academy) scored in the opening minute, Tusculum reeled off the next five goals.  Hayley Barnett’s second made it 5-1 at the 16:24 mark of the half.  The Lady Indians scored four of the next five goals, two by Kruse, to close within 6-5. 

Down 7-5, Catawba scored three straight goals to take the lead with 1:22 remaining in the half on a tally from Hunt.  Claire Stanton sent the game to break tied at 8-8 on her free-position shot with 44 seconds to go.

Catawba took control to start the second half, scoring four unanswered goals over the first 12 minutes.  Nicolette Salay (Columbus, N.J./N. Burlington Regional) scored the first two with Kruse and Hunt ending the run.  Savannah Elliott scored twice to pull the Pioneers within 12-10 at with 12 minutes left, but those goals were answered by Katie Barth (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) and Hunt to put the Lady Indians on top 14-10 with 3:08 remaining.

The Pioneers got a goal from Bartlett at the 1:40 mark and another from Madison Moore nine seconds later to get back within two.  Tusculum won the ensuing draw control, but goalie Madison Anselmo (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) caused a turnover with 1:13 left and Catawba was able to run the clock down to 20 seconds before the Pioneers were able to regain possession.

Pezzulo, Barth and Salay would each score twice for Catawba.  Pezzulo added a pair of assists.  Anselmo recorded seven saves and caused two turnovers.  Hannah Scott (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne’s County) caused two turnovers and scooped up seven ground balls.

Bartlett and Rachel Holmes each scored three goals for Tusculum.  Elliott had two goals and two assists.  Brooke Wagner made nine saves.

Tusculum won 20 of the 28 draw controls, but Catawba had a 33-20 edge in ground balls and committed six fewer turnovers.  The Lady Indians held a 29-23 edge in shots.

Catawba will next host Coker at Shuford Stadium on Wednesday at 4 pm.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON noon

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG noon

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 2 p.m.

Softball vs BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Elon 3 p.m.

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 22

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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