URG women’s soccer ousted from MSC tourney
Randy Payton Special to OVP
ST. CATHARINE, Ky. - The book closed on a season to remember for the University of Rio Grande women’s soccer team, as they suffered a 1-0 road defeat at the hands of St. Catharine College, Saturday afternoon, in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament.
The loss, which denied Rio its first ever post-season victory, was the second of the one-goal variety that Rio Grande suffered to St. Catharine this season.
Assisted by forward Macy Higdon, midfielder Chelsey Landrum snapped a scoreless tie by netting the lone goal of the contest in the 62nd minute.
In a match that was dominated by defense, the Patriots were able to outshoot Rio Grande by a margin of just 5-1, with a shot on goal margin of 2-1.
The lone shot by the fifth-seeded RedStorm was from the foot of freshman defender Hannah Brindle (Bolton, England) in the 52nd minute of the match.
The RedStorm finish the season with a program-best 9-9 record and recorded a program-high four wins in the Mid-South Conference.
The loss also marked the final game in the career of senior defender Mary Beth Schramm (Marietta, OH), whose appearance in Saturday’s loss was the 68th of her career, tying the all-time school mark set by Erica Nagel from 2008-11.
St. Catharine, the tourney’s No. 4 seed, improved to 13-6 on the season and will advance to play top-seeded Lindsey Wilson in next Thursday’s semifinals.
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