On Tuesday the St. Catharine College women’s soccer program (12-4, 5-3 MSC) continued their journey to make history when the Campbellsville Tigers (9-4, 5-3 MSC) visited the Barber Soccer Complex.
In 2008 the St. Catharine Lady Patriots joined the Mid-South Conference in the hopes of building a program in, what some consider the best conference in the country. However, in 2008 the Patriots finished 5-12, 0-6 MSC, which gave them a last place finish in the final standings. With a new group of freshman and a solid foundation built on four year athletes the Patriots have long forgotten their winless season.
Tuesday the Patriots struck the net quickly as Courtney Anderson (Louisville, Ky.) found pay dirt in the 11th minute off the assist from Morgan Ludwig (Louisville, Ky.). At the 39 minute mark Macy Higdon (Elizabethtown, Ky.) struck from outside the box with a ball that was lofted over the Tiger 'keeper’s head into the back of the net. The remainder of the game belonged to the Patriot defense and keeper Lindsey Vinson (Dawsonville, Ga.) with her 10 saves, silencing the Tiger offense.
Just five years ago the Patriots were winless in the Mid-South; five short years later the St. Catharine Lady Patriots have arrived and are vying to make school history. The 2-0 victory over Campbellsville University gives the Patriots ownership of the third place position in the conference standings. With one game remaining in conference play, the Patriots will have the opportunity to beat their record of five wins from 2012.
The Patriots will go for win number six and seal their tournament seed October 28th at Shawnee State University (8-11, 3-6 MSC).