Three's the trick for Wildcats' Drew Arenth

Drew Arenth's three goals lifted Mount Si to a critical 6-2 victory over Bellevue in KingCo Conference boys' varsity soccer action last Tuesday at Mount Si High School.

The game was all Wildcats, all the time, as Mount Si put on its best performance of the year thus far.

"That was a great effort. The boys came out and played well. We needed it badly," said Wildcat coach Glenn Cramer. The Wildcats came back from an 11-day layoff for spring break and put on a very dominating performance in all aspects of the game.

It did not take long for the Wildcats to get chances against Bellevue goalkeeper Ed Eddinger. Arenth started it off with a great scoring chance that missed wide left of the Bellevue goal in the seventh minute. Evan Lamon followed with one several minutes later that just missed going in the net.

Missing those first two opportunities, though, did not scare the Wildcats. Arenth scored the Wildcats' first goal at the 16-minute mark off a pass from Lamon. Shain Jordan tied it for Bellevue at the 24-minute mark; he scored on a rebound of a save by Mount Si goalie Eddie Becker.

Pete Talevich came right back and put Mount Si in the lead just two minutes later off a pass from Arenth. The Wildcats took the lead for good when Arenth scored his second goal of the game on a penalty kick just before half-time. He was fouled by a Bellevue player in the penalty area, resulting in the penalty kick.

The second half continued the domination for Mount Si. Lamon scored off a pass from Owen Tucker at the 52-minute mark. Bellevue then countered with a goal from Brad Ramaley at the 60-minute mark. It glanced off the post past Becker.

It remained 4-2, and Bellevue started getting some opportunities to score. The Wildcats' defense, though, stayed strong and sent the Wolverines away empty handed every time. Mount Si capped off the performance with two quick goals late - one from Dan Barnes at the 76-minute mark, then Arenth ended his amazing performance with a goal in stoppage time. That gave the Wildcats the final 6-2 victory.

"Yeah, it felt good to be out there," Arenth said of his performance, but he credited his teammates with helping him with his efforts. "We worked really well out there, worked as a team today, and that's, I think, that's what did it."

The Wildcats took the rest of the week off. They are scheduled to host Interlake on Tuesday.

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