September 19th, 2013

St. Catharine week in review

Justin Farr


St. Catharine week in review
photo by Justin Farr

St. Catharine stayed busy this week, hosting five home contests and sending one team on the road.

The week kicked off with the Lady Patriots’ soccer team hosting Asbury. Highlighted bygoal keeper Lindsey Vinson’s nine saves and Courtney Anderson’s five shots, three on goal, the Patriots were unable to capitalize on their opportunities and fell to 3-1 on the year.

Tuesday presented a Patriot doubleheader with the men’s soccer team tangling with the Cougars of Mid-Continent and the volleyball Patriots rocking Lourdes Hall against Georgetown. Both games presented exciting moments, first with Marvin Wesselburg’s goal off the assist from Ashley Woods to keep the Patriots within striking distance, followed by the magnificent performance of Brandon Campbell and his eight saves in his first varsity start of the year.

It was capped by an exhilarating battle in Lourdes Hall, where the Lady Patriots took No. 7 Georgetown College to five sets led by the arm of Allie Southard and her 12 kills. The students in Lourdes Hall created an environment rivaled by few to help the Patriots fight to the very end, but the Patriots fell to Georgetown.

After their battle with the Tigers, the volleyball Patriots had a bitter taste in their mouth and they were out for revenge. The Thorobreds of NCAA Division II Kentucky State had to face the Patriots on Wednesday night. After dropping the first set 27-25 the Patriots stormed back and dominated Kentucky State to win 3-1 and move to 8-5, 2-1 Mid-South Conerence. Led by the 14 kills of Rebecca Just the Patriots were able to put their season back on track.

The pinnacle of the week came on Thursday, when the soccer Patriots hosted Pikeville for their conference openers. The day kicked off with the Lady Patriots winning in thrilling fashion off the toe of Michelle Dunaway with 45.7 seconds to go in the second half.

The win propelled the Patriots to a 4-1, 1-0 MSC record. If the first thriller wasn’t enough the Patriot men had the remedy with part two of the thriller at the Barber, when they hosted the Bears in the nightcap with yet another one point contest. The Patriots were led by goals from Tyler McKenty and Ashley Woods.

With the week coming to a close the volleyball Patriots will hit the road this weekend to travel to Oakland City (Ind.). The men’s soccer team will host Salem International at home at 1 p.m. Sunday. The cross country team will hit the road to travel to Centre and will be joined in Danville by the men’s tennis team, who will be kicking their 2013 campaign off at the Centre College Invitational.

 

 

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