SCC Sports Information
Both St. Catharine College soccer teams hit the road Saturday for play in the Mid-South Conference tournament. And both the men and women saw their seasons come to a disappointing end with lopsided losses. Tim Wolz’ men lost at Rio Grande, the nation’s top ranked team, 13-0, while Paul Patton’s women fell 5-0 at Georgetown.
The Patriot men, who finished 8-11-1 for the year, trailed just 2-0 with 15 minutes to play in the first half and had a good chance to cut the lead in half, but just missed a shot in front of the RedStorm goal. Then Rio Grande (19-0) went to work and scored three more times before intermission. They added eight second-half goals for the final outcome.
“They obviously have a very good team,” said Wolz. “And they have a lot of depth, so when they substitute they really don’t lose much.”
That was basically the same story that Patton told after his team’s loss at Georgetown. “I think our starters are about even, but when they substitute, they have an advantage because they are deeper than we are. Plus, we had some of our top subs out with illness and injury.”
Georgetown (12-6) took a 1-0 lead with 14 minutes to play in the first half, and that is where the score stood as the teams went to the locker room. But in a 10-minute period in the second half, the Tigers added four more goals for the 5-0 win.
The Patriots had six total shots for the game, but just three on goal. St. Catharine goalkeeper Emily Grulke had nine saves.