Soccer (M)

Patriots take first loss on the season

Sunday, September 6 - The SCC Patriot Soccer team headed to Louisville today, to take on the Golden Eagles from Spalding University. Spalding to the initiative early, pressuring SCC all over the field. Six minutes into the game it paid off when Spalding was able to net the games first goal. Nine minutes later, Spalding doubled it's lead off a corner kick play.

However, St. Catharine was far from done, and the Patriots charged back to increase their own pressure and control the play. Several opportunities came late in the first half, with Isaac Blanford narrowing the lead when he finished off a pass from Chad Austin for a goal.

With the halftime score Spalding 2, and SCC 1, the Patriots took the field determined to even the score. The play was end to end, and fast, with both teams earning chances and Spalding taking several corner kicks in a short period during the half. Midway through, SCC's Patrick Williams took a shot that looked like it would knot the game up, but it crashed off the crossbar and back into play. Undaunted, SCC continued to look for the tying goal.

With a thunderstorm closing in on the field, SCC had several chances in the closing minutes, but were unable to convert as time ran out. The final score was Spalding 2 - SCC 1. The Patriots season record now stands at 2-1 with a trip to Southern State coming up on Sunday, September 13.

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