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Scotus boys slam Stars early

April 10, 2019

A night after perhaps the biggest win of the season, and a dramatic one at that, Scotus Central Catholic boys soccer showed no signs of an emotional letdown and won for the second time in 24 hours with a 5-0 victory against winless Kearney Catholic.

Henry Hernandez scored twice while Inri Dimas, Adam Quinn and Bailey Christensen each added single goals propelling Scotus to its sixth win in a row and the fourth shutout of the season.

The Shamrocks are now 8-1 ahead of a tournament at Omaha Bryan on Thursday and Saturday.

“We played well right off the bat, but it was also good to get the guys some rest,” coach P.J. Miller said. “Our ball control was good from the beginning. We were making proper runs, playing the right ball and creating chances.”

Scotus led 4-0 at halftime on the two goals by Hernandez and scores each from Dimas and Quinn. Christensen closed it in a mostly mundane second half where SCC controlled play and finished out the 80 minutes with few chances for Kearney Catholic.

“We’re fighting the injury bug a little bit right now, so we’re finding out a lot about our depth right now,” Miller said. “It was good to see a player like Adam get a goal tonight because he’s had a lot of chances.

“We’ll go (into Bryan), give it our best shot and not be afraid to play anybody. Last year, we went into this tournament with our tail tucked between our legs. This year it’s a little different. We’ve got some experience and some confidence.”

Nate Tenopir is the sports editor of The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com