It took over just 104 minutes to decide the outcome of Tuesday’s soccer match between St. Catharine and the visiting Panthers from Hanover College. And when the game was decided it wasn’t to the benefit of Tim Wolz’s Patriots. Hanover, 4-7, took advantage of a loose ball in front of the goal and converted with 5:53 to go in the second overtime for a 2-1 win.
The setback left St. Catharine with a 1-6-1 record as they embark this Sunday for a game at West Virginia Tech. The next Mid-South Conference game is at home against Rio Grande on October 11th.
Tuesday’s loss was especially disheartening as the Patriots dominated play throughout the contest. They fired six shots on goal while the panthers had only two on frame and both found the net.
Jake Stawick scored 20 seconds into the second half to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. Patriot sophomore Sam Kpoh drilled a shot past the goalie with 25 minutes to play to knot the game at 1-1. And while the Patriots had chances to win the game in regulation, Panthers’ goalkeeper John Seewer turned them away each time.