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Lacrosse Wins at Catawba

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SALISBURY, N.C. - Mars Hill defeated host Catawba 12-10 in a tightly contested men's lacrosse game on Saturday night at Shuford Stadium.  The Lions improve to 7-2, while the Catawba Indians fall to 3-6.

The teams battled even through the first two quarters before the Lions grabbed an 8-6 edge after three quarters.  Mars Hill closed the quarter with the final three goals, two from Kile Garrett, and added one early in the fourth for a 9-6 lead. 
 
Steven Ridolfo got the Indians within two goals, but Mars Hill scored twice to lead 11-7 halfway through the final quarter.  The Indians made a late run but scoring three of the last four goals, but it wasn't enough to overcome the four-goal deficit. 
 
Garrett and Zach Tomkinson each scored three goals to pace Mars Hill.  Tomkinson had back-to-back goals to close the first half to bring the Lions even at 5-5 at the break.  Anthony Malcom had two goals and four assists, while Patrick McMahon made 11 saves in goal for Mars Hill.
 
John Scheich led Catawba with four goals and two assists.  Ridolfo tallied three times and had one helper.  Christian Klimczyk and Pete Wesselman shared a half in goal for the Indians and each made six saves.
 
Mars Hill held a 46-36 edge3 in shots and picked up two more ground balls, 24 to 32, than the Indians.  Catawba won 13 of 24 face-offs. 

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