Area Sports Briefs: Catawba soccer loses in OT

Published 2:30 am Sunday, September 20, 2015

From staff reports
Catawba athletics
Catawba’s men’s soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime to Mars Hill on Saturday night. Kenny Bonilla (Salisbury) scored his third goal of the season for the Indians.
The contest was physically played with Catawba (2-3, 1-1) committing 16 fouls, and Mars Hill called for 13. Seven yellow cards were issued.
Catawba’s women’s soccer team won 3-2 against Mars Hill on Saturday at Frock Field.
Hannah Cruse, Emily Davis and Kristina Hoff scored for Catawba (3-2, 2-0 SAC). Hannah Russell and Allison Baucom (West Rowan) had assists. Angelica Pawlowski made five saves.
Catawba’s tennis teams split with Belmont Abbey at Johnson Tennis Center.
The Catawba women claimed a 5-4 victory while the Catawba men fell 6-3.
Catawba’s volleyball team took a 25-23, 25-20, 23-25 and 25-22 SAC win against Lincoln Memorial on Saturday at Goodman Gym.
Catawba (5-6, 2-2) got double-figure kills from Alex Hopper, Audrey Hoffman and McKenzie Garrison.
Catawba swimming is offering a learn-to-swim program for youth, starting on Sept. 22.
The lessons will be taught by the Catawba swim team and will run from Sept. 22 through Oct. 22.
To register or for information, contact Catawba Swim Coach Michael Sever at (704) 637-4762 or at

College volleyball
Lenoir-Rhyne won 22-25, 25-15, 25-18, 17-25 and 15-10 against Wingate in a SAC upset.
Wingate has won 143 of its last 147 league matches.

Local golf
In the American Legion Gene Auten Memorial Golf Tournament Held at Corbin Hills, the First Flight winners were Rick Wiles, Derek Lipe, Drue Davis and Wayne Bostian.
Second Flight winners were Kevin Auten, Jeff Austin, Duane Smyth and Barrett Powlas. Third Flight Winners were Steve Safrit Sr., Steve Safrit Jr., Matt Marsh and Craig Garner.
Closest to the pin on No. 2 was Jonathan Seamon. Closest to the pin on No. 5 was Jimmy Goodman. Randy Bingham won closest to the pin on No. 13. Henry Morgan won closest to the pin on No. 16.
Rick Ridenhour won longest putt on No. 9. Mike Herndon was the Half and Half winner on No. 13.

Prep volleyball
Gray Stone (7-0, 2-0 YVC)) beat Queens Grant 25-6, 25-11 and 2-13 to stay undefeated.
Megan Frick had 11 kills. Shannon Efird had 10 kills and 4 blocks. Roni Boss had 12 assists.

Prep golf
East Rowan’s Ben Rollins has committed to play golf at North Carolina Wesleyan.