Benesch Scores 7 as Mars Hill Sails by Catawba

SALISBURY, NC Eric Benesch (Bloomingdale, Ontario) scored seven goals to lead Mars Hill past host Catawba 12-5 in Deep South Conference action on Saturday night at Shuford Stadium. The Lions improve to 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the DSC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 7-2 and 3-1.

Benesch scored the first four goals for Mars Hill as the Lions jumped out to a 4-1 lead after a quarter. Tyler Farmer (Calgary, Alberta) had two of the second quarter goals for Mars Hill to help the Lions to a 9-2 edge at the break. Catawba's two goals came from freshman Trevor Sieracki (Austin, TX/Anderson HS).

Catawba scored the first two goals of the second half to get within 9-4, but Benesch scored twice in a three-goal run by the Lions for a 12-4 advantage. Mars Hill held a 36-26 edge in shots. Dylan Price (York, PA) had 14 saves for the Lions, while Michael Pecchia (Coquitlam, BC/Heritage Woods) stopped 13 shots for Catawba.


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