St. Catharine, Ky. – The St. Catharine College men’s soccer team (5-5, 1-2 MSC) won their second game in a row last week when they defeated Mid-South Conference rival Georgetown College 2-1. The game was scheduled to take place at St. Catharine, but after a rain soaked Barber Soccer Complex the game was moved to the artificial turf at Georgetown.
Senior captain, Marvin Wesselburg (Essen, Germany) etched his name into the scoring column for the first time this season. Wesselburg gave his team a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute when he scored on a penalty kick. He would later assist on a goal by Bradley Wilson (Doncaster, England) in the 62nd minute to give the Patriots a 2-0 lead. Georgetown (2-7, 1-4 MSC) made it interesting late by cutting the lead in half, but couldn’t find an equalizer.
After a defensive battle over the opening 23 minutes, the offense took stage in the 24th minute when St. Catharine took a 1-0 lead. Joe Jessop (Lincoln, England) sent a free kick into the box and after the Tigers were called push in the back occurred in the box the Patriots were granted a penalty kick. Wesselburg fired the PK passed the goalkeeper and into the back of the net for the goal.
St. Catharine added an insurance goal in the 63rd minute thanks to Bradley Wilson, who netted his sixth goal of the season. This time it was Wesselburg who did the assisting. Wesselburg had a breakaway and played the ball into a crowded box that found Wilson who finished it for the goal giving his team a 2-0 lead.
The score would remain 2-0 for 11 minutes when Georgetown netted a goal to cut the lead in half. Kyle Settle of Georgetown had a breakaway and was able to control the ball and fire it past the keeper and into the back of the net for a goal.
The Tigers had their chances of netting an equalizer in the final 15 minutes, but the Patriot defense stood tall as they made the 2-1 decision stand.
St. Catharine was the more aggressive team and the shots taken proved that to be sure. The Patriots outshot the Tigers 16-5 including an 8-4 advantage in shots on frame.
Brandon Campbell (Louisville, Ky.) picked up his fifth win of the season in goal for the Patriots. Campbell recorded three saves while allowing one goal in all 90 minutes of playSt. Catharine will now hit the road on Wednesday, October 7th, for a Mid-South Conference showdown with perennial power Lindsey Wilson College beginning at 8 p.m. ET in the back end of a men’s and women’s doubleheader. They will then return home for a matchup with Oakland City University on Saturday, October 10th at 4 p.m. ET.