Newberry Notches Win in Shootout with Catawba

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Five Wolves scored multiple goals as Newberry topped the Catawba Lady Indians 18-12 at Setzler Field on Friday.

Two minutes into the game Newberry (2-5) freshman Tessa Davis (Triangle, Va.) opened the Wolves' account before Newberry surrendered the lead on back-to-back goals by the Lady Indians (1-6). Three minutes after Catawba's second goal, Newberry took advantage of a Catawba turnover as freshman Nikki Colwell (Greer, S.C.) tallied a goal to tie the game up 2-2.

Less than two minutes later Colwell would score again, this time from a free position. Davis soon became the second Newberry player with multiple goals as she gave Newberry a 4-2 lead before the Lady Indians were forced to call a timeout.

After controlling the draw out of the timeout, Newberry senior Kristin Stensholt (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) took the ball to the goal herself and scored her first of the night. Newberry drew a free position attempt at 14:28, which resulted in a Newberry goal by freshman Meg Kenny (Mauldin, S.C.) off a Newberry set play.

Up 6-2 with 14 minutes remaining in the opening period, Newberry scored on back-to-back possessions as Colwell netted a goal off a Stensholt assist, before Stensholt recorded her second goal of the game off a free position attempt.

After seven straight Newberry goals, the Lady Indians recorded their third goal. It was at 23:47 that Newberry returned to the scoring column as freshman Elise Sanchez (Tujunga, Calif.) scored to put the Wolves up 9-3. Sanchez's tally set off three straight goals by the Wolves as Davis and Colwell struck once again putting Newberry ahead 11-3.

Catawba tallied three goals late in the first half to head to halftime behind 11-6 to the Wolves.

The second half was more of the same, as Kenny scored a minute into the second period. Three minutes later Newberry scored two goals in a little over a minute as Sanchez and Colwell both added to their tallies.

Colwell's goal at 5:19 was the first of three in a row that the freshman would score before Catawba found the back of the net off a free position shot at 14:39.

Three straight Catawba goals were broken up by the Wolves as Colwell scored her eighth goal of the evening. With the Wolves up 17-9 Colwell repaid Stensholt's earlier assist with an assist of her own as the Australian found the back of the net for a man-up goal and her first career hat trick.

Stensholt's goal was the final goal of the evening for the Wolves as the Lady Indians scored three straight before time expired giving Newberry an 18-12 home victory.

Newberry junior Alex Hatch (Woodstock, Ga.) improved to 2-0 on the season in goal. Colwell's eight goals give her 20 on the season. Stensholt and Davis recorded their first career hat tricks, while Sanchez and Kenny each scored twice.

The Wolves return to action on Monday as Newberry plays host to Lenoir-Rhyne at 4:00 p.m.


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