Lacrosse will host Catawba in DSC SemifinalsApril 10, 2012
Lions won regular season matchup, 16-10
MARS HILL, N.C. - The Lions' lacrosse team will host Catawba in the semifinals of the Deep South Conference Tournament Thursday night at 7 p.m. Catawba beat Wingate, 10-4 to advance.
Mars Hill won the previous contest with the Indians, 16-10. The Lions never trailed after scoring the opening two goals of the game. A goal by Freddie Turcio got the Indians within 3-2 at the horn of the first quarter, but the Lions ripped off the next 10 goals to take control.
Mars Hill had six unanswered tallied in the second quarter to go up 9-2 at the break. T.J. Cowx and Zach Tomkinson each scored two of those goals. Cowx closed the surge with three consecutive goals in the third quarter before Cory Losselyong edge the run with 4:18 left.
Catawba made a late run. Down 14-4, the Indians scored five straight to get within 14-9 on Turcio's second goals with 2:28 remaining. Jimmy McBride had two goals down the stretch for the Lions.
Cowx finished with six goals for the Lions. McBride followed with three tallies.Braden Artem led Catawba with two goals and three assists. Turcio and Tom Cullop each had two goals and one helper.
Mars Hill held a 50-37 edge in shots and won 15 of 26 face-offs. Dylan Price stopped 11 shots for the Lions. Pete Wesselman made 13 saves for the Indians.