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Offense Roars as Wildcats Sweep to 10-1 Win over Lake Catholic

By Connor Barchanowicz '20, 09/20/18, 10:00AM EDT


Bryce Horton tallied a hat trick on Wednesday.

The Saint Ignatius Wildcats kept on winning on Wednesday night, beating the Lake Catholic Cougars, 10-1.

The Wildcats’ offense cruised at home on Wednesday. Bryce Horton had his first goal at Wasmer Field and tallied two others, resulting in a hat trick. Everett Shorey and Ryan Roberts tabbed two goals each to help lead the Soccer Cats to victory. Matt McLaughlin was the man of the match, with a goal and three assists, two of which were to Everett Shorey.

Henry Curtis and Joey Katic also scored, doing their part on Wednesday evening. Kyle Folds had a couple assists, as well.

"It always takes a little bit of time to figure out what the opponent's defense is going to throw at you and then how you will sort them out," said Head Soccer Coach Mike McLaughlin '85. "Tonight, Lake Catholic sat back and there were a lot of people in their defensive half. So it takes some patience to work the ball around and find your teammates. Again, anybody can try to shoot from 25 yards out, but to work through their 8 defenders is hard, even for professionals. The pattern is to get the ball out wide and serve it in. We've scored 49 goals so far this season, and the majority have come from balls served from the wing to the 6-yard box. When that happens, we put ourselves in a good situation. Tonight, we finished a majority of our chances."

The back line was also strong vs. the Cougars, and the outside backs did a great job at getting up the field into the offense. The Soccer Cats passed the ball around beautifully to dominate possession.

The JV team had themselves a day, with a 7-0 win against Lake Catholic. The Cats will head down to Columbus to play St. Charles on Saturday, with the JV playing at 2:30 and the varsity at 4:15.