Springfield, MO- The Springfield Catholic v McAuley Warrior game started with a bang, as Lydia Holtman of Springfield Catholic, drove the ball up the left side for a goal, 2 minutes into the game. Lydia would go on to score 4 of the 5 goals for the Irish.
McAuley was thrown into a defensive position by an attacking Catholic team. The Warriors pounced on any mistake made by the Irish, but were unable to get any shots on goal. The first half ended with Catholic up 1-0.
The Lady Warriors seemed to come out in control the second half, until Lydia Holtman scored again. Allie Banasik of Catholic then effortlessly drove past the McAuley defenders to sink a goal to put Catholic up 3-0. Lydia finished off the game with a goal off a PK in the box, and a goal in the last minutes of the game.
Springfield Catholic goes on to face Rogersville in the District Championship on Friday, May 17 at 5pm. They will play at Cooper 1 on the Lake Country Soccer complex.