Presbyterian vs. Catawba
April 8, 2006
The Game Story:
CLINTON, S.C. ~V The Catawba College men~Rs lacrosse team used
dominating second and fourth quarters to post a 22-11 victory over
Presbyterian College in Deep South Conference action on Saturday
afternoon in Old Bailey Stadium. Today~Rs game marks the final home
and regular-season game of the Blue Hose~Rs inaugural varsity
season. The Indians improve to 3-8 overall (3-5 DSC), while the
loss ends PC~Rs 2006 campaign at 2-9 (1-8 DSC).

It was a tight first quarter as Catawba held a marginal 5-4 with
sophomore midfielder Ryan Greaves (Owings, Md.) giving the Indians
the go-ahead goal off an assist from freshman attacker Mark Van
Hoever (Pleasant Gardner, N.C.) at 1:14. With 8:04 remaining in the
first, the Blue Hose led 3-1 behind back-to-back goals from freshman
attacker Tyler Dunn (Casheirs, N.C.) that were both assisted by
sophomore midfielder Tim Cassios (St. Albert, Alberta).

The Indians exploded in the second period, outscoring PC, 6-1, for
an 11-5 advantage at halftime. Catawba~Rs senior attacker Matt
Riley (Baltimore, Md.) had a pair of goals in the run.

In the third quarter, the Blue Hose were only able to get within
five (13-8) despite receiving two goals each from Cassios and
sophomore attacker Jared Domino (St. Albert, Alberta). Senior
attacker Randall Worthington (Churchville, Md.) had two of the
Indians~R five goals.

It was all Catawba in the fourth period as six different players
scored for the Indians. Catawba out shot PC, 54-30, hustled to 72
ground balls, and was 29-of-37 face-offs. Midfielders Sean Sullivan
(Rockville, Md.) and Eric Finland (McLean, Va.) each won 13
face-offs and scooped up nine ground balls apiece.

Cassios finished the game with nine points to match the game-high on
six goals and three assists, while Domino added a pair of goals and
two assists and Dunn chipped in two and an assist. Freshman
defender Drew Tobias (Whitsett, N.C.) picked up seven loose balls,
while sophomore midfielder Walton Crosby (Jacksonville, Fla.) and
freshman defender Matt Roach (Greensboro, N.C.) each had two caused
turnovers. Freshman goalie David Hetu (Apex, N.C.) played all 60
minutes, making 16 saves and having six ground balls.

Van Hoever also had a game-high nine points on four goals and five
assists for the Indians, while Riley contributed four goals and
three assists plus nine ground balls. Worthington added six points
on five goals and an assist and senior midfielder Brent Smith
(Ellicott City, Md.) chipped in a hat trick and two assists, while
Sullivan had three caused turnovers. Sophomores Ben Huber
(Westminster, Md.) and Tres Pethel (Mooresville, N.C.) split equal
time in the net, combining for eight saves.

Catawba will wrap up the regular-season on April 14 when the Indians
travel to Wingate, N.C., to face DSC foe, Wingate University, at
2:00.