Scheich Leads Catawba Past Mount Olive

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba got five goals from John Scheich (Waxhaw, NC/Weddington HS) and claimed a 14-10 win over visiting Mount Olive in action on Wednesday afternoon at Shuford Stadium. The Indians improve to 2-0, while the Trojans fall to 1-1.

The Trojans grabbed the early lead, getting goals from Blake Bennett and Matt Shields to lead 2-0 after five minutes. The Indians would go on a five-goal spurt to lead 5-3 after a quarter. Scheich scored three straight in the run which came over the final 5:19 of the period. His three tallies came within a 1:05 span.

Catawba led 8-6 at the break, but Mount Olive started the second half like the first and pulled even after five minutes on goals by Daniel Shields and Matt Shields. A minute after surrendering the tying goal Matt Symes (Coquitlam, BC/Centennial HS) gave Catawba the lead for good.

The Symes goal started a run of four straight for the Indians, who scored six of the next seven goals. Symes and Adam Hebert (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Catholic HS) each had a pair of goals for Catawba. Matt Shields had three goals for the Trojans. Daniel Shields had two goals and four assists, while Bennett also tallied two goals.

The Indians held a slight 42-41 edge in shots with goalie Pete Wesselman (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Stevenson) stopping 20 shots. Rocky Bowman made 10 saves for Mount Olive. Catawba won 16 of 27 face-off with Daniel Rew (Forest Hill, MD/Bel Air HS) winning 10 of 15. Spencer Stoltz (Chapel Hill, NC/Chapel Hill HS/Bellarmine) caused three turnovers.

Catawba will next host nationally-ranked Pfeiffer on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

2013-02-21



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