The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (5-1, 2-0) rallied from one goal down to defeat Catawba (3-4, 0-2), 2-1, in overtime in a South Atlantic Conference contest Wednesday evening at the
Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex. L-R senior goalkeeper Carley Griffin (Fresno, Calif.) ended the contest with the game-winning goal just 2:07 into the first overtime.
Griffin headed in a cross from freshman forward Leah Mullins (Kissimmee, Fla.) for her first goal of the season as the Bears remained unbeaten in league play on the year.
Mullins had tied the score at one in the 76th minute after taking the ball down the right side and firing past a diving Catawba goalkeeper. The goal was Mullins' team-leading sixth of the year.
After a scoreless first half, Juliana Conte (Hampton, Ontario, CANADA) got Catawba on the board with a goal at the 63:13 mark of the contest.
Lenoir-Rhyne, which held a 30-12 advantage in shots taken, also won its 12th straight league match dating back to the 2010 season.
In goal, L-R senior goalkeeper Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.) picked up the win after stopping four shots while Catawba's Angelica Pawlowski (Las Vegas, Nev.) suffered the loss despite tallying 10 saves on the match.
Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Harrogate, Tenn., for a South Atlantic Conference match on Saturday against Lincoln Memorial beginning at 1:00 p.m. The contest is also the first road match on the year for the Bears. Catawba, meanwhile, hosts Newberry in a league match on Saturday beginning at Noon.
L-R Earns Tie With Catawba In Men's Soccer
Lenoir-Rhyne (1-3-2, 0-1-1) and Catawba (3-2-2, 0-0-2) battled to a 1-1 tie after two overtimes in a South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer match Wednesday night at the Moretz Sports Athletic Complex. The Bears got on the board in the first half at the 30:51 mark when freshman forward Tobias Tobrant (Boras, SWEDEN) headed the ball into the net off a pass from sophomore forward Mario Pinos Garcia (Guayaquil, ECUADOR). The goal was Tobrant's team-leading third goal of the season while Pinos Garcia was credited with the assist.
The contest remained 1-0 until Catawba tied the match in the 68th minute when Luke Kooyman (Salt Lake City, Utah) scored right in front of the net.
The Indians' Carson Smith (Mooresville, N.C.) picked up the assist on the score.
Both goalkeepers, L-R junior Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) and Catawba's Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury, N.C.), played all 110 minutes while allowing one goal each.
Dill picked up 11 saves on the night while Cardelle stopped four Lenoir-Rhyne shots.
Lenoir-Rhyne faces Lincoln Memorial on Saturday in a conference match in Harrogate, Tenn., beginning at 3:30 p.m. Catawba hosts SAC-foe Newberry on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Carley Griffin, L-R Athletics