Three Rams double up on Cardinals

Avery Schwartz, Teddy Mauze and Ema Boateng each recorded two goals to power Cate to a 6-0 non-league boys soccer win at Bishop Diego on Friday.

“It was a good physical game, but we were the more skilled at the run of play,” said Cate head coach Dave Mochel.

At this point in the season, Cate has scored a total of 42 goals while only allowing only four. With these statistics it is no surprise that Cate is 7-0.

Scoring started early for the Rams as Schwartz finished a breakaway in the 10th minute. He hit a low shot to the right of a diving Bishop Diego keeper Vince Werthman.

Minutes later, Schwartz was involved in another Ram goal as he sent in a corner kick that was headed into the back of the net by freshman forward Mauze.

Boateng got the last goal of the first half when he found space at the top of the box, collected the ball and did not hesitate to drive a shot to the back of the net.

Bishop Diego was given hope in the form of a penalty kick as Luis Ortiz was taken down in the penalty box.

Ortiz stepped up to take the kick but his low shot was blocked by an acrobatic save from Cate’s goalkeeper Blake Wands.

“I had an idea of where he was going to go, so I went with my gut instinct,” said Wands.

The Cate goal-scoring trio was at it again in the second half.

Mauze scored the first goal of the second half, finishing off a low cross from Schwartz in the 60th minute. Mauze’s shot hit the bottom side of the crossbar and came down inches over the goal line.

Boateng earned his second goal by hustling to be first to a long cross sent in by senior defender Casey Barr. Boateng’s initial volley was saved by Werthman but he was able to finish off the rebound.

Schwartz scored the final goal of the game as he found himself in a one-on-one situation with Werthman following a Mauze through-ball. Schwartz coolly shot the ball past Werthman’s right.

Bishop Diego played hard throughout but could not match the technical skill of the Rams.

“Cate is a very well-organized and talented team, I give all the credit to them,” said Bishop Diego head coach Jesus Landeros.

Bishop Diego falls to 3-4-2 for the season.