Patrone Nets Four, But Greensboro Falls to Catawba

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba claiming an exciting 13-11 win over visiting Greensboro College in lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium. Braden Artem (Acton, Ontario, CANADA/Christ the King) snapped an 11-all tie with 7:33 remaining and the Catawba Indians held on to improve to 8-7 on the year. The Pride fall to 9-6.

Marty Tuohy (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) led Catawba with four goals and an assist, while Artem and Dave Banik (Marietta, GA/Lassiter HS) each had two goals and two assists. Nick Patrone (Supply, NC) led Greensboro with four goals and John Anglin (Hicksville, NY) followed with a pair of tallies.

Catawba jumped out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Banik, Walter McDonough (Wilmington, NC/Laney HS) and Tuohy in the first 3:46 of the contest. Patrone's initial tally got the Pride within 3-2 at the end of the quarter. The Indians added four quick goals to start the second quarter, two by Tuohy, for an 8-3 edge with 8:40 to go before the half. Greensboro would find the net four times in the final 5:50 of the half, including two in the final minute to trail 8-7 at the break.

Tuohy gave Catawba an 11-8 lead on a man-up goal with 5:39 remaining in the third quarter then the Pride reeled off three straight to tie the contest on a goal by Anglin with 9:35 remaining. Artem was able to break the tie two minutes later and Max Vinograd (Bethesda, MD/Whitman HS) iced the game with just eight ticks left.

The Indians survived a 30-second penalty in the final two minutes with Josh Liptak (Cary, NC/Athens Drive HS) stopping the final shot by the Pride with 1:44 to play. Catawba was able to run out the rest of the clock. Liptak had 14 saves in goal for the Indians. Alex Haskins (Ballston Spa, NY) and Matt Leach (Charlotte, NC) split halves for the Pride. Haskins made three saves in the first half and Leach recorded 10 saves in the second half.

Catawba held a slight 41-37 edge in shots and a 38-34 advantage in ground balls. Catawba won 15 of 28 face-offs. Greensboro had an edge in special situation, scoring on three of six man-up opportunities and held Catawba to just one in four tries.

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Salisbury, NC -- Nick Patrone (Supply, NC/Apex) scored four goals but Greensboro College lost at Catawba College, 13-11, on Saturday. The Pride ends its season at 9-6, and the Indians improved to 8-7.

Fellow seniors Matt Leach (Charlotte, NC/Canon) and John Anglin (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) had strong finals games for GC. Goalkeeper Leach had 10 saves and allowed 5 goals in the second half. Anglin scored twice for The Pride.

The Pride trailed most of the game and were behind 8-3 in the second period. Yet GC rallied and Anglin's last score tied the game 11-11 with 9:35 remaining in regulation.

Caawba, however, tallied the match's two final goals. The Indians survived a 30-second penalty in the final two minutes with Josh Liptak stopping the final shot by the Pride with 1:44 to play. Catawba was able to run out the rest of the clock.

Maty Tuohy had a game-high 5 points (4 goals and one assist). Liptak stopped 14 Pride shots.

Greensboro senior Alex Haskins (Ballston Spa, NY/Herkimer C.C.) started in nets for Pride. He made 5 saves and allowed 8 goals.

NCAA Divsion II Catawba out-shot GC, 41-37. CC led in gound balls, 38-34, and face-offs won, 15-13.

2010-04-24



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