St. Patrick Lady Irish hold their own in Class I Title Game

In just their second trip to the post-season in school history, the St. Patrick Lady Irish made it all the way to the Class I championship game.

Their reward was a date with St. Andrew’s Episcopal, who won via the mercy rule in all three playoff games leading up to championship Saturday.

The combined playoff score for St. Andrews was 21-0, but St. Patrick was not intimidated in the slightest.

Lady Irish held the opposition to just two goals, their lowest since the regular season, but just not enough offensively as St. Patrick takes a 2-0 loss in the program’s biggest game of all time, but for the Irish it’s all about experience. Head Coach Adam Smith said, “You want to, when you get to this game, you want to have an opportunity, and that’s all we had at the end of the day was an opportunity. This is the first time we’ve been here. It’s not going to be the last. We’ve got a great group of young girls that’s led by a group of quality seniors, and we’re fortunate to be able to have this experience. I mean we had a great year, 19-2. Obviously, this one is going to sit with us. But this is something that will motivate us. Looking back on it and everything, I mean this was a great season.”

The Lady Fighting Irish finish the year with an overall record of 19-2.

High praise also going out to the Girls 5A runner up, East Central Lady Hornets who fell 6-2 to Lafayette at the same time of the Gulfport girls game on a different field.

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