Thursday, October 9, 2014


The 2-1 Victory Moves Team to 8-4 on the Season
The St. Catharine College Patriots travelled to Campbellsville University on Wednesday evening looking for a first ever win against the Tigers. There were three changes to the starting line-up that played Georgetown College on Saturday with Joe Creg, Tyler McKenty and Travis Tucker all getting the start.

 It was Campbellsville who started the brightest, and just 2:47 into the game took the lead. Ryan Foster’s low cross from the left was not dealt with by the Patriots defense and a quick turn and shot by Marcelo Petit arrowed past goalkeeper CJ Powell for the opening goal. Campbellsville continued to apply pressure in the first half and came close to extending their lead on a number of occasions. The St. Catharine College defense stood firm, however, with senior goalkeeper CJ Powell ending the half with two saves. A couple of long range efforts by Marvin Wesselburg and Joe Jessop were all The Patriots could create. 

 The second half saw St. Catharine College come out with renewed vigor and determination. After 52 minutes some good work by Ashley Woods saw freshman Max Bristow through on goal. Only a smart save down low by the Campbellsville goalkeeper denied Bristow another goal to his tally. The Patriots continued to press and search for the equalizer, and got their just rewards after 72 minutes. Some good work down the right by Gentry Bryant and Max Bristow saw the ball drop invitingly on the edge of the box for Ashley Woods who rifled the ball in for his ninth goal of the season. 

 In a dramatic final two minutes it was Campbellsville who nearly snatched the victory, but Tyler McKenty was able head the ball clear when it looked destined for the back of the net. The Patriots still had time to launch one final attack and did so with devastating effect. Ashley Woods this time turned provider as he delivered a pinpoint cross towards Marvin Wesselburg who was attacking the far post. Before the ball could reach him it was diverted into the back of the net by an unlucky Campbellsville defender, much to the joy of the visiting St. Catharine College Patriots fans.

 The victory leaves The Patriots 8-4 (4-2 in Mid-South Conference). The next game is away on Monday versus Harris-Stowe State University.