The St. Catharine Men’s Soccer team came into Wednesday’s game against the University of the Cumberland’s with a head of steam from a win against Salem International in their last contest.
The first half showcased the strong defense possessed by the St. Catharine Patriots as they were able to hold first place Cumberland’s to only one goal. Prior to Wednesday’s contest the Cumberland’s Patriots has scored 19 goals in just four contests. Led by Gentry Bryant (Oldham County, Ky.) and his several forced possession changes, St. Catharine was able to force the Cumberland’s into taking nine total shots that were off the mark.
The second half hit a climax when Kevin Owens (Elizabethtown, Ky.) reacted to a rebound and forced it past the Cumberland’s keeper for his first goal of the season. With only five minutes remaining following the Owens’ goal, St. Catharine went on the attack by pushing the ball forward to Cumberland’s side of the field. With several attempted runs by Sawyer Abshire (Shelbyville, Ky. Marvin Wesselburg (Essen, Germany), St. Catharine inched closer to knotting the contest. As time was erased, a last ditch effort from the Patriots came off the foot of Ashley Woods (Manchester, England) when he missed just high of the goal, forcing the keeper to scramble for the ball.
The Patriots will take the field once more Saturday as they travel to Berea College to face the Hilltoppers at 2 PM.