With the season in full swing, the Saints are fighting hard despite being plagued by the injury bug. A handful of Saints players have either been sidelined or are currently unable to play, leaving the Saints with a very thin bench.
Playing a woman down, the Saints were able to go toe-to-toe with the Wolves for most of the contest, but ended up taking the loss against the Wolves. Head coach Carlos Reynolds started his third different goalkeeper Tuesday and only gave up three goals against an injury-depleted defense.
Junior Lindsey Swaim (Elkhart, Indiana), normally a defender took over the net minding duties, and made thirteen saves in the game.
The first half was all Stritch, as the Wolves fired 21 shots and 2 corner kicks against 2 shots and one corner kick by Holy Cross. The second half was mostly more of the same, until the 74th minute when Holy Cross had shots from senior Valerie Patout (New Iberia, Louisiana) and Karen Liddell (Granger, Indiana).
The lone marker for the Saints came in the 81st minute when Karen Liddell scored off a feed from Cassie Juarez (South Bend, Indiana) which cut the deficit to 2-1 with just over 9 minutes remaining in the contest.
The Saints had a chance off a Juarez corner kick with three minutes to go, but could not capitalize. Stritch put up an insurance goal which sealed the game for the Wolves just over a minute later.
Holy Cross finished the game with 5 shots and 2 corner kicks.
With the loss, the Saints drop to 1-9-1 on the season (0-5 CCAC) with six games remaining. The next home game is October 15th against Trinity Christian College at 1:00 PM at the Indiana Invaders Complex.