BSoc: Cate fends off Royals

Two second-half goals by Geoffrey Acheampong rallied Cate past San Marcos, 4-2, on Tuesday at Warkentin Stadium in a non-league match.

“I give a ton of credit to our guys. It’s not easy to bounce back from such a flat start against a team that can make you pay for your mistakes,” said Rams head coach Peter Mack.

San Marcos took a 1-0 lead soon after the opening whistle on a goal by Jake Castanha. Cate’s Christian Herman made the score 1-1 before San Marcos’ Andy Mandrell gave the Royals the lead again with a powerful strike from just outside the box.

Djata Nyaawie’s header off a long throw-in from Ben Jessup pulled Cate even at 2-2 before halftime.

“Once again, I do not believe the score tells the story,” reported Royals head coach Rob Lauderdale. “It was an exciting game. We played well and are getting better. Kudos to Cate on a well played game.”

Cate (2-0) hosts Pacifica on Thursday while San Marcos falls to 1-2-1.

San Marcos' Andy Mandrell and Cate's Dean Smith compete. Mandrell kept control and scored moments later.

San Marcos’ Andy Mandrell  (22) keeps Cate’s Dean Smith from pushing him off the ball. Mandrell kept control and scored moments later. (Presidio Sports Photos)