Cathedral makes history with 2 hat tricks

Published 12:39 am Sunday, December 16, 2018

NATCHEZ — Cathedral High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team made history Friday night with two players recording hat tricks in the Green Wave’s 9-0 win over the Porter’s Chapel Academy Eagles in an MAIS Division III South, District 4 game.

Kennedy Williams and Ty Bertelsen each scored three goals for Cathedral, which has won three matches in a row, all in district play, after getting off to an 0-3 start to the 2018-2019 season. That was the first time in the program’s history that two players had a hat trick in the same match.

Wilson scored in the 32nd minute of the first half to give Cathedral a 3-0 halftime lead. The Green Wave’s first goal actually came from an own goal by Porter’s Chapel early in the first half. The second one was on a penalty kick by Jacob Moore in the 22nd minute.

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However, head coach Dennis Hogue was not pleased with the team’s performance when halftime arrived.

“They were just kicking and running. They were not passing the ball. They were cocky and overconfident. They were not playing Cathedral soccer,” Hogue said. “The second half, they passed the ball to each other. They played Cathedral soccer.”

Bertelsen scored two goals early in the second half to put the Green Wave up 5-0. Hogue said that Bertelsen wanted to score a hat trick because Friday was his mother’s birthday.

Williams would end up getting his hat trick first thanks to second-half goals in the 25th minute and the 31st minute for a 7-0 advantage. Then Joseph Garrity got in the act with a goal in the 32nd minute.

With time winding down, Bertelsen didn’t know if he would get his hat trick. But he finally got that accomplished it the 35th minute of the second with an assist from Williams.

Green Wave goalkeeper Donovan Deer had eight saves.

Cathedral (3-0, 3-4) plays host to Parklane Academy on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The match was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, but was moved back a day for exams.