Widespread Cougar offense crushes Cruisers

Cascade Christian spreads the ball around in dominant showing with playoffs looming

Staff writerMay 14, 2014 

Cascade Christian player Aaron Brandner, right, tries to keep possession of the ball despite being tightly covered by an Eatonville Cruisiers player in the first half on May 7 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

SHAUN SCOTT/HERALD PHOTO

The Cascade Christian Cougars boys soccer team played one of its most complete games of the 2014 regular season against the Eatonville Cruisers.

Four players scored goals as the Cougars (8-4-2) rolled to a 5-0 victory against the Cruisers on May 7 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Andrei Dyson, Jimmy Kim, Jordan Tveter and Garrod Stimetz scored a goal apiece for Cascade Christian. The victory ensured the Cougars will finish in one of the top four spots in the Nisqually League, which guarantees a playoff berth. The Cougars are currently in third place. Cougars’ head coach Keith Patefield was glad to see his team put together an all-around stalwart effort.

“We have been underplaying a little bit so it was good to see the guys come otu and be focused and ready to play today. We’ve had a lot of adversity this season with injuries but these guys are starting to step up,” Patefield said. “I feel we’re going in the right way and that will help us when we hit the playoffs.”

Patefield said defender Garrett Tapia thrives in his position as the last line of defense in front of the keeper.

“He has just been a rock in the back for us all year long,” he said.

The highlight of the night against Eatonville came when reserve forward Jimmy Kim connected on his first-ever varsity goal of his high school career. Kim’s shot from about 10 yards out was scored with just one minute left in the game.

“I didn’t get that much playing time this year. I wanted to prove it to myself that I could score and I did. I was pretty excited about it,” Kim said.

Shaun Scott: 253-552-7002 shaun.scott@puyallupherald.com Twitter: @herald_shaun

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