Fourth Seeded Catawba Slips Past TrojansOctober 31, 2012
SALISBURY, N.C. – Fifth-seeded Anderson fell, 1-0, to No. four seed Catawba in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Frock Field.
Anderson ended its season at 7-7-3, while Catawba improved to 13-6 and moved into the semifinals to face top-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne Friday at the Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex in Rock Hill, S.C.
Lenoir-Rhyne edged the Indians, 2-1, in overtime in the two teams’ regular-season meeting.
Anderson defeated Catawba 1-0 in the SAC regular-season opener in mid-September, but was unable to duplicate the feat, as the Lady Indians extended their win streak to five matches and have won nine of their last 11.
Catawba junior Amy Iwanicki scored in the second minute, when teammate Karen Presnell played a ball in the box over to Iwanicki who fired from close range into the left side of the net.
The Trojans nearly answered less than four minutes on their lone shot of the first half, but a header by freshman midfielder Chelsea Hamrick off a corner kick from teammate Sarah Laney was just high and glanced just off the crossbar.
Catawba out-shot AU, 6-4, and held a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks. Catawba freshman Bethany Davis notched her third shutout in five matches, while Trojan junior keeper Kaitlyn Neipp recorded three saves.