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Rio Grande's Kasey Crow dribbles the ball upfield during the first half of Wednesday night's game against St. Catharine College at Evan E. Davis Field. Crow scored the RedStorm's lone goal and became the school's all-time leading scorer, but the Patriots rallied for a 2-1 win.
Rio Grande's Kasey Crow dribbles the ball upfield during the first half of Wednesday night's game against St. Catharine College at Evan E. Davis Field. Crow scored the RedStorm's lone goal and became the school's all-time leading scorer, but the Patriots rallied for a 2-1 win.
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RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Senior Mary Beth Schramm received a nice pregame sendoff from her teammate and coaches in her next-to-last regular season game at home.


Sophomore Kasey Crow scored the goal she needed to become the all-time leading scorer in Rio Grande women’s soccer history.


Unfortunately, though, the RedStorm failed to get the win they needed to secure a first round home game in the upcoming Mid-South Conference Tournament.


Paige Young’s goal with just under 15 minutes remaining finished off a late St. Catharine comeback and sparked the Patriots to a 2-1 win over Rio Grande, Wednesday night, at an overcast Evan E. Davis Field.


St. Catharine improved to 10-4 overall and 4-3 in the MSC with the win, securing a tie with the RedStorm for fourth place in the conference standings in the process.


Rio Grande slipped to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in league play with the disappointing loss.


Head coach Callum Morris’ squad now needs at least one win in its final two conference contests, in addition to a pair of losses by the Patriots in their final two league games to regain the No. 4 seed an earn the final first-round home berth in the MSC tourney.


Crow, a forward from Chillicothe, Ohio, snapped a scoreless deadlock at the 54:44 mark of the second half with an unassisted marker that gave Rio a 1-0 lead. The goal was her ninth of the season and the 19th of her career, surpassing the previous school record of 18 goals set by Beth Hoffman from 2005-07.


But the Patriots knotted the score at 1-1 just under 10 minutes later when Macy Higdon scored off the rebound of missed shot by teammate Courtney Anderson.


Long then netted what proved to be the game-winner at 75:11 off of an assist by Higdon.


Rio Grande failed to come off the mat down the stretch, managing just two shots - only one of which was on goal - over the final 14 minutes.


The RedStorm were outshot 15-7 in the contest, including 9-4 in shots on goal.


Lindsey Vinson had three saves in net for St. Catharine, while junior goal keeper Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH) stopped seven shots in a losing cause for Rio Grande.


Rio Grande returns to action on Sunday afternoon when it hosts 11th-ranked Cumberland (Tenn.) University in the regular season home finale. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.


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