SALISBURY, N.C. – The Shaw University Bears came up short losing 3-0 to Catawba College Saturday night. The Bears faced all they could handle as the Indians outshot Shaw 15-10 for the match. The loss dips the Bears to 3-6-1 overall while Catawba gets its second win of the year at 2-8-0.
Both teams' tallied five shots apiece in the first half but Catawba took a 1-0 lead at halftime after Keenan Tuck put one in off the keeper's hand for the Indians.
In the second half, it would prove to be all Catawba as they held a 10-5 shot advantage. The Indians found its second goal in the 53rd minute, followed by a goal from Borja Gaspar that put Catawba ahead 3-0 over Shaw at the 73rd minute.
Unfortunately, the Bears registered only two shots down the stretch before succumbing in the setback. Freshman Moritz Lotzen (Hochberg, Germany) led the way for Shaw with three shots while freshman Matle Ruether (Cologne, Germany) and senior Thilo Wilke (Karlstadt, Germany) both recorded two shots and one on goal.
Junior Patrick Richter (Dusseldorf, Germany) contributed two saves in 90:00, falling 0-2 at the goalkeeper spot.
Shaw will return to action on Oct. 8 at Piedmont International. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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