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Strong finish propels Seton Catholic boys to 3-0 win over King’s Way Christian

First-place Cougars take control in the Trico League with the victory

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
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Seton Catholic's David Moore (17) and King's Way Christian's Cade Erwin (15) challenge for the ball during Seton Catholic's 3-0 win Tuesday.
Seton Catholic's David Moore (17) and King's Way Christian's Cade Erwin (15) challenge for the ball during Seton Catholic's 3-0 win Tuesday. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Tuesday’s match for the Seton Catholic boys soccer team was a reflection of the Cougars’ season, they hope.

There was a slow start and a strong finish.

David Moore, Keagan Young-Byle and Kaden Bradshaw scored second-half goals as the Cougars rolled back King’s Way Christian 3-0 to take firm control of first place in the 1A Trico League.

“We haven’t played that well in the first half,” Bradshaw said. “We haven’t been consistent. But the tough teams (we played) will help in the latter stages of the season to play stronger (and) take more shots.”

The Cougars came out strong to start the match, but could not convert any early chances, allowing King’s Way to mount some first-half challenges.

But neither team could score in the first 40 minutes. Seton quickly changed that in the second half.

“I think we started the game knowing we were facing a good team, but we already knew we’re the better team,” Moore said. “In that first half, we let them stay in it. … We beat ourselves in the first half. In the second half, we just calmed down and played our game.”

In the first minute of the second, Bradshaw hit a cross that Moore punched in for the Cougars’ first goal.

Seton didn’t let up after that, as another pressure created a penalty kick, which Young-Byle converted in the 52nd minute. Bradshaw’s goal sealed the deal in the 78th minute.

“The guys are hungry,” Seton coach Antonio Buckley said. “We’ve been creating shots early in matches, but just haven’t finished. Tonight we had some point-blank shots that we didn’t convert. But those will come. The guys are pushing to find it, and they will.”

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