St. X Soccer Dominates Atherton

Neal McKiernan | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Neal McKiernan | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

The St. X soccer team defeated Atherton High School 4-0 Monday evening under the lights. In their 14th game this season, the Tigers continued to play their own game of soccer, which led to four goals scored and no goals allowed by the always-strong defense.

“It really helped having the weekend off” Senior Captain Neal McKiernan explained. “It allowed us to get fresh legs and bring more energy to our game.”

The defensive line for Atherton struggled to contain the Tiger offense, which pressed up on the goalie constantly in the opening minutes. Once again, the duel threat of Andrew Schaefer and Klayton Grimes controlled the offense, sailing through-balls way past the last Atherton defenders. Early on in just the 8th minute, the star Junior forward, Trent Stigler, quickly reminded us of his goal scoring abilities, finding the back of the net for the first goal of the game.

In the 21st minute, Junior Colin Kremer shook an Atherton defender off and ripped a shot into the top right corner if the goal. Just moments later in the 23rd minute, Senior Dean Mock broke out on a fast break. Mock corralled the pass and finished the shot with poise, giving the Tigers a 3-0 lead going into half time.

The second half consisted of one more Tiger goal, as Junior Andrew Schnurr shot it just past the Atherton keeper in the 61st, finishing the Tiger’s night of scoring with their fourth and final goal. St. X took home a solid 4-0 win to continue their positive season rebound.

McKiernan said the successful win was simple. “We had better ball movement and multiple scoring chances. You can’t ask for much more than that. Though we didn’t have many times to prove ourselves, the defense played great tonight, and it showed.”

Next up for Tigers is the rivalry match against neighboring a Trinity High School. The game starts on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 in Brother Thomas More stadium.

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Posted on September 30, 2014, in Tiger Soccer and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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