The St. Catharine women’s soccer team was hoping for a different result Saturday at Georgetown College than when they visited there for the final Mid-South Conference regular season game 10 days earlier. But instead Paul Patton’s Patriots got an instant replay in losing 1-0 again.
The tough part this time for the Patriots, who enjoyed the best season in school history with a 11-6-2 record, is that the conference quarterfinal loss ended that successful campaign. “It was not just our best year in overall wins but also was the most wins we’ve had in the conference,” said Patton after his team finished 5-4 in the MSC. “We also finished fifth in the conference which is the first time we have been in the top half.”
The Patriots were also hoping to add a conference semifinal appearance to their ledger for the first time. But Georgetown (10-6, 6-3) got the only goal it needed 20 minutes into the game. Sarah Henke’s pass into a group of players from the left wing bounced around and was gathered in by Sam Amend who was able to slip it by SC goalkeeper Lindsey Vinson. The Patriots had just three shots on goal but two of them were in the final 20 minutes as they attempted to tie the score. But Tigers’ goalkeeper Kelsey Givens had three saves to post the shutout.
Georgetown, who will move to the semifinals to play at Lindsey Wilson today, had 12 shots on goal but SC goalkeeper Lindsey Vinson had 11 saves.