Newberry Observer

Wolves drop conference opener to Catawba

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Wolves went on the road to Catawba College to take on the Catawba Indians in the programs first conference match. Newberry would go on a late run to cut the deficit, but would drop the road contest, 13-9.

The Indians’ (3-3, 1-0 SAC) would come out a scoring force for the Wolves, recording the first three goals on the contest. Newberry would be put on the board by Dylan Mansur, who was found by teammate Matt Cromie. Catawba would close out the period, scoring a goal with only three seconds remaining.

Mansur would return in the opening minutes of the second period, bringing the team within two points. Cromie would continue the scoring, hightailing on the Indians’ after being down 3-0. Stone Boone would get in on the action, recording two consecutive goals. Newberry would be down 7-5 at the half, but still had a long way to go.

Belton Bryan would open up the second half scoring for Newberry at the six minute mark. Jeremy Ross would follow up his teammates efforts with yet another goal just 50 seconds later. Catawba would control the remainder of the game, with the Wolves lone goal of the fourth period coming at the one minute mark.

Bryan would notched two goals and one assists and would go perfect on the night in shots. Boone followed suit and tallied two goals of his own and launched off five shots, with four being on frame. Goalie Erick Szurley had a busy day, making 22 saves on the afternoon.

Newberry fell to Catawba in the programs first conference matchup up 13-9. fell to Catawba in the programs first conference matchup up 13-9. Courtesy photo

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