Loebker nets 15th goal in loss at Saint Catharine

Oct. 20, 2013

St. Catharine, Ky. - The SMWC soccer team traveled to Saint Catharine College on Saturday for a match with the Patriots on a blustery, wet day in Kentucky, still missing senior midfielder Julie Debish and sophomore defender Dulce Chavez. The Patriots came in with a 10-4 record and were fourth in the Mid South Athletic Conference standings. The Pomeroys took the run of play in the first half, but eventually fell 3-1. 

For a long time, the first half was a battle of possession, with both teams playing well and the Pomeroys putting together good buildups into the attacking third for a slight edge. The game was broken open in the 33rd minute when a ball crossed from Saint Catharine’s right side was inadvertently handled in the box, and a penalty kick was awarded to the Patriots. Pomeroy keeper Georgie Macy saved her second penalty kick of the year, only to have the rebound fall to the kicker, Courtney Hagedorn, who knocked it in for a 1-0 lead. In the 39th minute, Saint Catharine’s Chelsey Landrum was able to chip a ball over the keeper from the right side and give the Patriots a 2-0 pad at halftime.

The second half played very like the first: a long battle of probing possessions and good defending, until the Patriots’ Mary Ezaizat found a seam dribbling across in front of goal and got off a shot to the left side which found the net. Overall in the half, the Patriots had the better of the possession and doubled the Pomeroys’ shots on goal, 4-2. The final score of the match came in the final minute as Kylee White got around the right side of the Patriots’ defense and played the ball back in front of goal to an onrushing Trista Littleton who was taken down in the box for a penalty. Amanda Loebker converted the penalty kick for her 15th goal of the season.  As time expired, the game ended in favor of St. Catharine 3-1.

SMWC was able to play with goalkeeper Georgie Macy for the first time since. Oct. 1.  She recorded seven saves on the afternoon. 

The Pomeroys have lost three straight games as their record drops to 4-6-1.  They will host Oakland City University on Tuesday, Oct. 22.  Kick-off is set for 4 p.m.