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When you give up five goals in a league championship match, you would never expect a defender to be named Player of the Game. Katie, however, was the standout player to play with heart and energy. Her one shot on goal, her runs forward and her headers to clear the ball were outstanding examples of how big time players have big games at crucial times.
Simply the most dynamic player on the pitch today, Katie had both a goal and an assist in the Pirates 5-0 league win. Her goal showed poise, determination and skill as she dribbled through the defense from behind the midfield line. Clearly embracing her new midfield role, Katie is fast improving to the point of becoming an integral part of both the team's offense and defense.
Already down 2-0 18 minutes into the first half, Katie hit for a golazo in the 19th minute from the left wing. Easily 35 yards out on the left wing, Katie cranked a shot that cleared the keeper and found the back of the net to cut the lead in half. It would lead to another Pirate goal 18 minutes later to briefly tie the match. Though Holy Family would go on to a dominant win, Katie's goal, effort and hustle was a bright highlight in an otherwise spotty performance by St. Mary's.