Congratulations go out to Coach Mike McLaughlin's varsity soccer team, which traveled to Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis (Ind.) this weekend and came away with two hard-fought, impressive victories.
The Wildcats, ranked fourth in the nation, defeated 37th-ranked Saint Louis University High School, 1-0, on Friday night as senior midfielder and co-captain Luke Blades provided the goal. Blades is a Davidson recruit.
On Saturday morning, the 'Cats registered another 1-0 triumph, this time over 30th-ranked Louisville Saint Xavier. Senior defender Greg Kurtz found the net off an assist from Blades.
Saint Ignatius (5-0), one of the premier defensive teams in the nation, got another solid performance from junior goalkeeper Brendan Cash in recording its third and fourth shutouts of the season.
Up next for Coach McLaughlin '85 and Co. will be a high noon showdown at Dublin Jerome on September 11th. The 'Cats' next home game is Sept. 16th against Hudson at Cleveland State University. It will be an 8 p.m. start.