Saint Andrews vs. Catawba
March 21, 2009
The Game Story:
LAURINBURG, N.C.—Catawba College built a 10-4 second-half lead and held off a late rally by host St. Andrews Presbyterian College en route to an 11-8 men’s lacrosse victory on Saturday afternoon.
After being named Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, senior TJ Dacey (pictured) continued his strong play with a game-high nine ground balls against Catawba on Saturday.

Freshman Braden Artem (Acton, Ontario, Canada) helped the Indians improve to 2-4 on the season with a game-high six points including four goals and two assists. Sophomore Harrison Young (Upperville, Va.) netted a hat trick to lead the Knights, who lost for the first time in three games dipping to 3-6 overall.

SAPC jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first nine minutes on unassisted goals by senior Kyle Loda (Vienna, Va.) and H. Young. Artem put the visitors on the board with a pair of goals in a one minute and 38 second span to deadlock the score at 2-2 heading into the second quarter.

Harrison Young gave the Knights their last lead of the game, 3-2, with another unassisted goal at the 13:35 mark of the second frame.

The Indians charged ahead with four straight goals in the second. Artem catapulted Catawba into the lead for good with two more goals as he scored the teams first four goals. Junior Stephen Shuba (Guilford, Conn.) looked to give the Indians a three-goal lead at the intermission by capping the four-goal surge with a tally with just 14 seconds on the clock. However, senior Ethan Young (Hilliard, Ohio) won the ensuing face of for the Knights and headed straight for the opposing cage after grabbing the ground ball. Ethan Young found the back of the net from a tough-angle on the right side with one second left in the period to cut the deficit to 6-4 at halftime.

Catawba pulled away to its six-goal stranglehold with another 4-0 outburst to start the third quarter. Sophomore Marty Tuohy (Weymouth, Maine) had a hat trick during the critical run for the Indians.

St. Andrews never quit and Harrison Young’s third goal of the game trimmed the deficit to 10-5 heading into the final stanza. The Knights outscored Catawba 3-1 in the final 15 minutes but were unable to complete the comeback falling three goals short. Freshman John Smyth (Bradford, Mass.) highlighted the fourth quarter scoring for the Knights with a man-down goal.

Both team’s goalkeepers were busy as St. Andrews fired 45 shots and Catawba took 40 shots. Indians sophomore goalie Colin McClimans (Washington, D.C.) and Knights sophomore counterpart Patrick Wade (West Windsor, N.J.) both made 15 saves. Wade (3-4) made seven of his stops in the first quarter helping the hosts take an early lead while McClimans (2-2) had seven of his saves in the third period helping the visitors pull away.

Catawba picked up more ground balls, 50-42, and dominated face offs winning 17-of-22. Sophomore Pierce Autry (Lexington Park, Md.) won 15-of-19 face offs and had seven ground balls to pace the Indians.

Junior Kyle Carnaggio (Pasadena, Md.) had two assists for St. Andrews while sophomore Nick Lewnes (Arnold, Md.) had one helper. Sophomores Fred Parsons (Glen Burnie, Md.) and Ryan Hoover (Arnold, Md.) accounted for the Knights other goals.

Senior defender TJ Dacey (Round Hill, Va.) – the reigning Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Week – had a game-high nine ground balls for SAPC.

Tuohy finished with four points adding one assist to his three goals. Senior Mike Dolesh (Aquasco, Md.) provided two goals and one assist; junior C.J. Dunshie (Apex, N.C.) had a game-high three assists; and senior Cameron Kent (Rochester, N.Y.) supplied one goal.

St. Andrews will begin Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday when they travel to Misenheimer, N.C., for a league showdown with Pfeiffer University at 3:30 p.m.