Wells, Williams lead ACCS past rival Cathedral, 3-1

Published 12:38 am Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Two second-half Kyle Williams’ scores proved to be the difference as Adams County Christian School topped rival Cathedral High School 3-1 in MAIS soccer action.

The Rebels led by a slim 1-0 margin at the break, but the senior’s two goals broke the game open to put ACCC comfortably in front.

“The first half, I don’t think we were clicking on all cylinders,” ACCS coach Jim Bob Allgood said. “Both teams played excellent tonight. Both sides had a lot of opportunities tonight.”

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Cathedral had its chances in the first half, but three missed shot attempts left the Green Wave trailing at the half.

“We had our opportunities, we just couldn’t finish” Cathedral coach Dennis Hogue said. “We had strong shots.”

Edson Martinez had two scoring chances, including a shot that sailed high over the crossbar, and Frederick Sanguinetti had another scoring chance. Cathedral, however, was constantly turned away by ACCS keeper Yohan Thompson, who finished with eight saves.

“He kept us in this match,” Allgood said. “I’m very proud of all my guys tonight.”

ACCS’ first score came from Cade Wells, who used his physicality and speed to chase down many loose balls, giving his team possession.

“He plays 100 percent, he plays wide open,” Allgood said. “On a 50-50 ball, he’ll put his head on it, he’ll put his foot on it. He does not hold back. His level of play as a new player is making my veteran players turn their games up, too.”

Cathedral’s lone score came late in the second half when forward Platini Dian knocked in a loose ball in the box. Goalkeeper Jae Eidt picked up five saves in the loss.

“I think we played good soccer,” Hogue said. “I think we passed well. We moved the ball well and had some quality touches. They have some really skilled players.”

ACCS will be back in action Wednesday when it travels to Central Private, while Cathedral hosts St. Aloysius Thursday.