St Pauls Slips Past NCS 1-0
Two of the best and top rated soccer teams here on the Northshore engaged in a true battle last night. The St. Paul’s Wolves, the defending Division I state soccer champs, unbeaten thus far this season, hosted the previously unbeaten Northlake Christian School Wolverines, the Division III state runner up, last night at Hunter Stadium. The Wolves secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory on Brett Feringa’s second half goal, coming in the 68th minute. St. Paul’s remained unbeaten, upping its record to 18-0-2, while the gutsy NCS Wolverines suffered their first loss and stand at 8-1 with six ties. St. Paul’s coach Sean Moser named goalkeeper Colin Hanley his top defender who turned back an NCS penalty kick in the final minutes of play to preserve the Wolves’ 1-0 victory. NCS coach Nick Chetta said it was his team’s best game of the season. Chetta named Richard Humphrey his top defender and credited Wolverines’ goalie Adam Riche’ with keeping the Wolverines in it, logging six saves.