Friday, November 6 - The St. Catharine College Women's Soccer team traveled to Georgetown College today to play in the first round of the Mid South Conference Tournament. St. Catharine came into the tournament as the 6th seed to face #3 seed and host, Georgetown College. After joining the NAIA in 2008 and serving a provisional year, this would be the first time ever for the team to compete in the MSC Tournament.
St. Catharine came out quickly, and Krista Russell opened the scoring with a strike that found the net 34 seconds into the game. Georgetown, however, would regroup and show the ability they had displayed in an earlier 7-0 defeat of SCC. The Tigers came back to score 4 goals before halftime and would end up victorious with a 7-1 score.
St. Catharine finishes the season with an overall record of 7-9-2, 7-8-2 in the regular season, and 2-5 in conference play. After an overall 5-12 season (0-6 in Mid South Conference play) in 2008, this year has been a considerable improvement. St. Catharine was picked last in the conference in the pre-season coaches poll, and performed well above those expectations. SCC Head Coach Paul Patton stated after the tournament game, "This has been a much stronger campaign than 2008. With another year of solid recruiting, and continued improvement and development of our returning players, I expect we will make another stride forward in Fall 2010!"