MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Catawba snapped a three-match losing streak with a 2-0 win against host Pfeiffer in men's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon at Lefko Field. The Catawba Indians improve to 8-6-3, while the Falcons fall to 0-15-2.
Ezra Ntirugelegwa (Durham, NC/Jordan HS) broke the scoreless tie in the 38th minute. He took a pass from Matt Gallagher (Chapel Hill, NC/Chapel Hill HS/Saint Leo) and tucked in a shot just off the post for the 1-0 edge. It marked the first goal for the Indians in four matches after being shutout in their last three loses.
Carson Smith (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) gave Catawba a two-goal margin when he converted a penalty kick with 20 minutes to play. Evan Harvey (Apex, NC/Apex HS) recorded the first shutout of the year for Catawba, making one save. Christian Padilla (Huntersville, NC/Hopewell HS) had three saves for Pfeiffer. Catawba held a 10-8 edge in shots with a 5-1 margin on goal.
Pfeiffer will end its 2012 season at Belmont Abbey on Saturday afternoon. Match time is set for 2:00 p.m.