The men’s soccer team will live to play another day. That came to fruition Wednesday night when Tim Wolz’s Patriots blanked Georgetown 4-0 on the Tigers’ home field. The victory, coupled with a Shawnee State loss Saturday, assures St. Catharine a seventh-place seed in the eight-team field of the Mid-South Conference tournament. The Patriots will visit second-seeded Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday in a conference quarterfinal game.
“We played as well as we have all year,” said Wolz of the win at Georgetown. “Everybody on the field was very good including the substitutes we used.”
Just 1:58 into the game Marvin Wesselburg gave St. Catharine (7-10, 3-6) all the offense they would need with a goal assisted by Jeffrey Warren. The 1-0 score would hold up until Sawyer Abshire scored off a Wesselburg assist in the 64th minute.
Just four minutes later another goal by Wesselburg made the score 3-0 and Ashley Woods’ goal with three minutes left in the game completed the scoring.
The Tigers (3-13, 2-7), who were eliminated from post-season play with the loss, managed just one shot on goal during the game as SCC goalkeeper C.J. Powell posted the shutout. The Patriots had seven shots on goal and 11 overall.
“It was a great atmosphere,” added Wolz. “We had a good crowd show up for us.”
Following the quarterfinals on Saturday, the semifinals and finals of the Mid-South Conference tournament will be played at Lindsey Wilson Nov. 7-8.