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Seton Catholic soccer routs Elma in district semifinals, 6-0

David Moore hat trick leads Cougars to their first district title match

By , Columbian Sports Editor

Seton Catholic’s boys soccer team continued its season-long roll, beating Elma 6-0 on Thursday in the 1A district semifinals.

One week after earning the first Trico League title in program history, Seton is now in the district title game for the first time. The Cougars (10-1) will face Evergreen Conference champ Forks (11-0) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Tenino.

“It feels good and well-deserved,” Seton midfielder David Moore said. “That’s all I can say, really. We’ve worked for each other as well. I feel that everyone really does deserve it.”

Moore scored a hat trick Thursday, along with linking several key passes that set up dangerous scoring chances. The Cougars led 3-0 after 20 minutes and 5-0 at halftime.

Elijah Wall, Serafim Apostolou and Kaden Bradshaw also scored for Seton, which has outscored opponents 61-9 this season. The Cougars have outscored their last four 1A opponents 32-1.

David Moore, right, and Serafim Apostolou react to the Cougars' 6-0 win over Elma in the 1A boys soccer district semifinals. Video

“We’re not selfish,” Moore said. “We try to get everyone involved because it’s less predictable. Anyone is capable of getting a goal.”

Apostolou also had an assist to go along with his goal. The senior hopes a district title and more program history will cap a high school career that was disrupted by the COVID pandemic.

“It would mean the world,” Apostolou said. “It would be a great way to end my senior season.”

In Forks, Seton Catholic will face a team that knocked off La Center 3-2 in the other semifinal.

Brendon Leach had a goal and assist for the Wildcats, which will face Elma for third place on Saturday in Tenino.