Mars Hill vs. Catawba
March 24, 2012
The Game Story:
MARS HILL, N.C. - Mars Hill used a big second quarter to pull away from visiting Catawba and posted a 16-10 victory in Deep South Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday night at the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium. The 12th-ranked Lions improve to 10-1 overall and 5-1 in the DSC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 8-2 and 3-2.

The Lions never trailed after scoring the opening two goals of the game. A goal by Freddie Turcio got the Indians within 3-2 at the horn of the first quarter, but the Lions ripped off the next 10 goals to take control.

Mars Hill had six unanswered tallied in the second quarter to go up 9-2 at the break. T.J. Cowx and Zach Tomkinson each scored two of those goals. Cowx closed the surge with three consecutive goals in the third quarter before Cory Losselyong edge the run with 4:18 left.

Catawba made a late run. Down 14-4, the Indians scored five straight to get within 14-9 on Turcio's second goals with 2:28 remaining. Jimmy McBride had two goals down the stretch for the Lions.

Cowx finished with six goals for the Lions. McBride followed with three tallies.Braden Artem led Catawba with two goals and three assists. Turcio and Tom Cullop each had two goals and one helper.

Mars Hill held a 50-37 edge in shots and won 15 of 26 face-offs. Dylan Price stopped 11 shots for the Lions. Pete Wesselman made 13 saves for the Indians.