Even before traveling to Georgetown College on Wednesday, Coach Paul Patton knew his St. Catharine Patriots would play that same Tigers team in the first round of the Mid-South Conference tournament.
The only thing at stake was which of the teams would gain fourth place with a victory, giving them the home field for the quarterfinal match to be played November 3rd.
After a spirited battle, the host Tigers came out with a 1-0 win that assures them the home field advantage next Saturday. Following the quarterfinals the tournament moves to Lindsey Wilson College for the semifinals and finals to be played November 7th and 8th.
The only goal of Wednesday’s game came with four minutes left to play in the first half. Georgetown’s Caitlin Williams’ header was saved by SC keeper Maggie Grieser but Bea Cameron was there for the rebound and followed with a goal that just escaped Grieser. Grieser played another solid game in goal with eight saves as the Tigers (8-5, 6-3) had nine shots on goal and 12 total. St. Catharine (10-5-2, 5-4) had 10 total shots, five on frame.
“We played a good game,” said Patton, “but they got a break to score and we didn’t. We had some good opportunities; Sara (Herbert) hit the post on a shot and their keeper made a great save on another. I look forward to playing them again. These are two evenly matched teams.”
The Patriots conclude the regular season at home Friday with a 4:00 pm "Senior Day" match against Oakland City University.