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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 17, 1999

The first-ever soccer game between two Natchez teams turned out to be a rout as the Cathedral Green Wave defeated the Natchez Bulldogs 10-0 Tuesday night.

The contest was played at Cathedral’s D’Evereux Stadium.

Curtis Minor scored three goals for the Green Wave, two within a six-minute span in the second half, to pace the home team.

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&uot;I’m happy with the way we played tonight,&uot; Cathedral head soccer coach Paul Kettering said. &uot;Natchez played real well.&uot;

The Green Wave had 36 shots in the game, compared to only eight shots by the Bulldogs.

One of the few bright spots for the Bulldogs was goalie Carl Hayes, who had 16 saves in the game that kept the score from getting any worse.

Natchez is competing in soccer for the first time ever.

Dane Peters scored the first goal for Cathedral just 4:15 into the first half.

Minor scored his first goal nearly 17 minutes into the first half to make it 2-0.

Cathedral’s Byron Zerby scored with nearly two minutes left to make the halftime score 3-0.

The Green Wave then scored seven goals in the second half to really put the game out of reach.

Minor scored his second and third goals of the game in the second half.

&uot;Overall, we had some players, especially the seniors, play real well tonight,&uot; Coach Kettering said. &uot;Minor had the hat trick. Andrew Stubbs had three assists. I try to stress assists more than goals. We also had good depth. Our bench played half the game.&uot;

Stubbs also had two goals, both in the second half, to go along with his three assists.

Justin Reasor also scored two goals in the second half. Jonathan Elliott also scored a goal in the second half.

Cathedral improved to 1-2 overall and will play at Franklin County on Nov. 30.

Natchez dropped to 0-3 overall, falling to Franklin County and North Pike earlier.