Buddy Poole, longtime “Voice of Catawba” on the radio, announced Thursday that this is his last season of play-by-play for Catawba football.
Poole has been the voice on the radio for Catawba for the past 20 years.
Will Webb scored both goals as Salisbury beat CATA 2-1 on Thursday.
Carlos Henriquez and Luke Graeber had assists.
Salisbury bounced back from their first defeat of the season with a hard-fought win.
The Cougars started off the match on the front foot, hitting the woodwork twice in the opening half, including once on a corner that was very close.
The teams went into the half deadlocked at 0-0.
CATA got on the board early in the second half.
“Despite injuries that saw all three of our center midfielders on the sidelines at one point, SHS refused to wilt and bounced back with Webb’s first goal less than 10 minutes later,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said.
With just under 15 minutes remaining, Graeber sent a long free kick into the the vistor’s box and Webb secured the brace and the game-winning goal.
“I’m really proud of the guys on multiple levels,” Parrish said. “We could have hung our heads, but we didn’t. We could have make excuses with players out and we didn’t. Instead, guys showed up and switched roles without complaint and really competed against a very good CATA squad. We were fortunate in many regards as well as CATA hit the frame a total of four times.”
Salisbury got excellent play from David Austin, Leonardo Fragoso and Riley Dillon.
Salisbury improved to 5-1 and now gets four full days of rest before traveling to county rival South Rowan next Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Carson routed Davie County 8-0 on Thursday for its first win of the season.
Davin Garcia scored four goals for the Cougars, who also got goals from Jeffrey Moreno, Gabe Honeycutt, Lisandro Cardona and Brayan Alvarez.
Salisbury stayed undefeated with a 9-0 romp against East Davidson on Thursday.
Millie Wymbs, Abby Campion, Abbey Lawson, Kate Burton, Ellison Frick and Emily Frick won in singles for the Hornets (6-0, 4-0 Central Carolina Conference).
Campion/Wymbs, Lawson/Burton and the Fricks were winning doubles teams.
East Rowan got a South Piedmont Conference win by beating Central Cabarrus 9-0 on Thursday.
Audrey Ward, Jaysa Causby, Rebecca Reilly, Addison Barrett, Lauren Whisnant and Lindsey Whisnant won in singles.
Ward/Causby, Reilly/Barrett and the Whisnants were winning doubles teams.
West Rowan swept Lake Norman Charter in South Piedmont Conference action on Thursday 25-16, 25-19 and 25-13.
In Tuesday’s sweep of Northwest Cabarrus, Emma Clarke had 10 kills and three blocks for the Falcons (8-1, 2-0). Anna Grace Blackledge had four aces. Kenadi Sproul had nine digs. Noe Gaeta had 21 assists.
South Rowan swept Concord 25-13, 25-20 and 25-15 on Thursday.
Leah Rymer had 22 assists for the Raiders (7-1, 2-0). Avery Welch had seven kills. Cameron Black had five kills and 12 digs. Payton Black had 23 digs. Kali Nelson had 13 digs.
East Rowan swept Central Cabarrus on Thursday.
East (5-3, 1-1) lost a non-conference match with Central Davidson on Wednesday.
In Tuesday’s loss to Lake Norman Charter, Leah Hinceman had seven kills and three blocks. Anasty Faavesi had six aces and 15 digs. CJ Lytton had eight assists.
Hannah Dunn scored three goals to pace Catawba to an opening 4-0 victory over visiting Francis Marion on Thursday night at the Frock Soccer Complex.
It was the opener for both teams.
Transfer Kelly Havens opening the scoring for the Indians in the 20th-minute. She knocked home a loose ball in the box after a corner kick.
The defense produced another clean sheet, picking up from last spring when Catawba posted six shutouts in nine matches. Sierra Davis recorded seven saves off nine Patriot shots.
Catawba will travel to King on Saturday for a 4 p.m. match.
A series of events in the final seconds pushed host Catawba to a 2-1 win over Mount Olive in men’s soccer action on Thursday night at the Frock Soccer Complex. It was the opener for both teams.
After a stoppage for an injury with 23 seconds remaining, play resumed with a drop ball about five yards outside the Mount Olive box. As the kick went towards the Trojan goal it found its way into the back of the net for an own goal game-winner with 18 seconds left.
Catawba is back in action at home on Sunday, hosting Barton at 7 p.m.