Barton women’s soccer blanked by Catawba, 2-0, on final day of BC Classic

Sophomore Rebecca Fraser fires a pass past Catawba defender Anna Sidders during the BC Classic Sunday in Holly Springs, N.C. | Photo by Brittany Arent
Sophomore Rebecca Fraser fires a pass past Catawba defender Anna Sidders during the BC Classic Sunday in Holly Springs, N.C. | Photo by Brittany Arent

by Benny Benton

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – The Barton College women's soccer team dropped its second match of the season Sunday afternoon, falling 2-0 to Catawba College at Ting Park on the final day of the BC Classic.

The Indians (1-0) took the lead on a penalty kick by Erin Feldman with 15 minutes left in the first half after Barton (0-2) was called for a foul in the box.

Catawba added a second goal less than four minutes into the second period after Sarah Steedman played a beautiful through ball that left Logan Sandate with a one-on-one opportunity against Barton keeper Haley Sauls.

Barton had some offensive chances early with a series of crosses into the Catawba box. However, those opportunities were turned away, and the Lady Bulldogs never produced a shot in the contest against Indian keepers Shelby Thompson and Liz Nail.

Catawba only managed four shots in the opening period as well, and only one on goal besides the PK. The Indians added nine shots in the second frame, most of those as substitutes for both sides played out the final 20 minutes.

Sauls recorded four saves in net for the Lady Bulldogs.

The match was played as the second half of a doubleheader in the BC Classic. In the opener, Anderson University and University of Missouri-St. Louis played through double-overtime to a scoreless tie.

Barton will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts Shaw University. The match will serve as a fundraising event to support cancer research.