Katy 1895 Center Back Tyler Sivadon in an NPSL match earlier this year (Image Credit: Katy 1895 FC Media)
Correspondent: Travis Aday – Katy 1895 FC Intern
Travis Aday is a senior Communications major at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton. He is a member of the soccer team there and is spending his summer interning with NPSL’s Katy 1895 FC Soccer Club….and also is a goalkeeper on the team. Texas Soccer Journal is proud to publish his posts for the remainder of the season.
KATY, Texas – Katy 1895 FC picked up their second win in a row with a 6-0 win over the visitors, Tyler FC at 7 o’clock on Wednesday evening at St. John XXIII College Preparatory School. Katy continued their high scoring trend as they improved their record to 3-0-5 on the season while Tyler FC ended their season at 0-0-10.
Katy 1895 FC got off to a very fast start when Abdullah Mirza picked off a pass from the Tyler backline and struck the ball into the top right corner just 12 seconds into the match taking a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, Katy scored their second goal of the match when Tutu Hernandez sent in a low cross that was flicked on by Josh Moore to Roger Lopez who calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner in the fifth minute. In the 12th minute, Moore added to the lead, striking a first-time volley on the top of the box off of a rebound, taking a 3-0 lead. In the 17th minute, Hernandez got on the scoresheet, finishing after a scramble in the box after a low cross from Abdullah Mirza, making the scoreline 4-0. Just before halftime, Lopez got his second goal of the match after Moore sent Tomas Depetris through on the left side, who slid the ball across to Lopez for the goal. Katy took a 5-0 lead into halftime.
The second half was not nearly as exciting with the only goal scored late on in the 88th minute when Nick Coburn hit a direct free kick on frame to make the scoreline 6-0.
The win allowed Katy to keep the pace in the playoff race with the Shreveport Rafters failing to win on Wednesday night as well. Katy is one point back of Shreveport with two games left to play.
Katy 1895 FC featured 17 players in the match, Wednesday night. Starters were Harrison Veith, Alan Albornoz, Tyler Sivadon, Devon Grant, Sydney Tume, Luka Lazarevic, Josh Moore, Roger Lopez, Abdullah Mirza, Tutu Hernandez and Tomas Depetris. Making appearances off of the bench were Nick Coburn, Jordi Cobo, Felipe Latorre, Tristan Duffy, David Moreno and Travis Aday.
Our man of the match is Roger Lopez with two goals and a dominant performance in the midfield. Lopez is a center midfielder who will be attending Fort Hays State University in the fall.
Head coach Jimmy Krueger was positive after the match, saying, “it was another solid win for the guys tonight. Our man of the match performance came from one of our younger players, Roger Lopez. He has stepped up into a starter role and has put in some strong minutes for us. We continue to grow as a club with each passing week. I am proud of how the guys are developing as a collective unit. We have a very strong opponent coming up in Loredo. I am looking forward to seeing how the guys meet the challenge.”
Katy 1895 FC is back in action Saturday as they hit the road, taking on the Laredo Heat SC at 8:15 p.m. at Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex.