Now the season comes down to one game. Or, in other words, the end of the Patriot soccer season could be today depending on the outcome of the 8:00 game Wednesday at Georgetown College.
The Patriots put themselves in the do or die situation when they lost Thursday at Cumberland University 5-1. That setback put them in a tie for eighth place with Georgetown, both teams at 2-6. With eight of the ten conference teams making the Mid-South Conference, the loser of tonight’s game is done while the winner advances to the post-season.
The Patriots (6-10, 2-6) fell behind early Thursday as the Bulldogs (4-8-1, 2-5) scored in the game’s second minute. St. Catharine tied the game in the 11th minute when Jeffrey Warren took a pass from Ashley Woods near the top of the box and beat the Bulldogs’ keeper for an easy goal.
But that was the only score of the night for St. Catharine as Cumberland scored the next four goals of the game. The first of those four goals was a gift from the Patriots as they deflected a ball into the goal just one minute after Warren’s score. The Bulldogs added two more before halftime and then scored in the 79th minute for the final 5-1 decision.
SC goalkeeper CJ Powell had four saves as did the Cumberland goalkeeper Sully Shattuck. Cumberland took 21 total shots in the game while the Patriots fired 17 shots.