Boys Soccer

Gore’s hat trick carries Andrean past Bishop Noll in sectional final

2013-10-12T18:45:00Z 2013-10-12T19:07:08Z Gore’s hat trick carries Andrean past Bishop Noll in sectional finalPaul Trembacki Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 12, 2013 6:45 pm  • 

DEMOTTE | With about a minute to go, the Andrean boys soccer team’s starters, long after being pulled from the game, gave 24th-year head coach Pete Reist an early bath.

The retiring coach took the ice and water in stride and laughed it off after the 59ers beat Bishop Noll 4-0 for Class A Covenant Christian Sectional championship Saturday afternoon.

“With about five minutes to go I should’ve (known) it’d be coming, but I forgot,” Reist said.

After 28 years as a coach, Reist is not using his pending retirement as motivation.

“The ending’s going to be what it’s going to be,” Reist said. “As coaches we try not to look ahead, but if Lady Luck’s on our side, maybe we’ll play a few more games. I don’t know.”

With wins in eight of its last nine matches, Andrean (12-7) will play in the LaVille Regional semifinals Thursday night. Saturday’s victory was Andrean’s ninth sectional title in boys soccer.

Mike Gore led the way with a hat trick. The 59ers controlled Saturday’s match with Gore netting two first-half goals and a third in the second half. After his hat trick, he ran up and gave a salute, a gesture he used to imply “hats off.”

“I promised a friend I’d do that,” Gore said. “I couldn’t let him down, I guess.”

Gore’s tallies came in the 10th, 21st and 45th minutes. Andrean had the wind in the first half and knew a fast start would demoralize Noll, whom Andrean beat 4-2 in the regular season.

Gore didn’t play the final 10 minutes and instead had time to plot with teammate Dan Adair to dump the ice and water on Reist.

“We knew if we came out fired up and put one away it cause a lot of trouble for them being down early,” Gore said. “We knew how bad they wanted to win and how hard they were going to come at us.”

Frustration set in early for Noll in a particularly chippy game between parochial powers. Noll had to play the final 42:20 down a man after Aaron Garza, coach Armando Garza’s son, picked up his second yellow card.

Garza’s first card was for kicking the ball far out of bounds after a whistle. The other came after some deliberation and lobbying from both teams after Garza and Andrean’s Mike Metlov went up for a high ball at midfield. Officials informed Noll that Garza was given a card for elbowing Metlov in the head.

Adair and Jose Angulo helped Andrean control the middle throughout the day. Then it became a mater of getting Gore the ball and letting him show everyone what he was working with. The senior, one of 18 on the Andrean roster, now has 24 goals on the season and three hat tricks.

Eric Guetzloff had Andrean’s final goal in the 55th minute.

“Our whole plan was that if we got it to Mike Gore for enough chances, eventually good things would happen,” Reist said. “He’s up there for a reason.”

Noll (9-7-1) tearfully said goodbye to six seniors but took solace in the fact that many freshmen saw quality action.

“We just couldn’t get anything going,” Noll coach Armando Garza said. “We had ball movement and everything. We just couldn’t get a shot, and if we did manage one, it wasn’t good.”

Garza didn’t dwell long on the loss of is son via cards. Both teams received two yellow cards in a game rife with shoves and shouting.

“If it’s 1-0, it’s one thing,” Garza said. “Losing 4-0, you know it’s a loss. The guys played hard, but the breaks didn’t go our way.”

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