"It boosts our confidence and our self-esteem,'' said Trupo. "After tying St. Joe's [in last weekend's Bishop's Cup] it was just a complete letdown.
"Against Oak Hill we had the same situation [a 4-4 tie] and we couldn't convert. To come back like this is just a great, great feeling. We'll be in a good mood now, which we haven't been the whole season. We love games like this. We lost two starters and we're just facing adversity. That's what we need.''
Patrick Cline made two second-half stops for Catholic while Sissonville's Stricklen finished with six saves.
Sissonville (6-1-1) is closing the gap on longtime nemesis Catholic, which has bounced the Indians from the sectionals twice since 2008.
"We got a little complacent after we got the lead and they took advantage of it,'' said Sissonville coach Eric Minsker, who also was missing a couple of key substitutes because of injuries. "They're a good team like always.
"We felt like we had a good opportunity. They earned it. They worked for it. The next one down the road is the most important. We'll just have to improve and work on the things we made mistakes on tonight and get better. We kind of know what to expect [now from Catholic].''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.