GW (16-0-1) only allowed its third goal of the year, but Tuesday's draw had the air of a loss as the Patriot players quietly and slowly exited the field.
"Anytime you're down a goal you see what you're made of,'' said GW veteran coach Tom Hopper. "I thought we played well the last 20 minutes.
"We fouled too much. Catholic cashed in on a set piece. It was kind of a gut check. We're not walking away with a loss. It could have been worse. It should be a wake-up call.''
GW, ranked 19th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, will get another test when it takes on No. 4 Parkersburg at noon Saturday in the Mountain State Athletic Conference championship at Schoenbaum.
"I think [our players] know they just can't show up and expect good things to happen,'' Hopper said. "We know we'll have more tough games. Every time we go out somebody's shooting for us.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.