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Boys Soccer Losses Heartbreaker in City Finals
BY: Rick Streiff on September 30, 2021

Irish led most of the match but Arsenal Tech scored two late goals to defeat the Irish 2-1 in the Finals.  This is Tech's first city championship in boys soccer.

The boys team begins sectional play next week at Lawrence North where they may well face the Titans again.

Good Luck Irish!

Boys Soccer Battle Roncalli to Draw
 on September 22, 2021

our Cathedral Irish battled to a scoreless draw at Roncalli. Facing a Roncalli team with 18 seniors on their senior night, the Irish withstood early pressure with excellent defensive play by sophomore Liam Fahey, senior captain Alex Russell and freshman goalie Jett Wallmeier. The game marked the 2nd shut-out for Wallmeier on the season having come back from injury on 9/10.

The Irish next travel to #13 ranked Carmel on Thursday, 9/23.

Irish Boys Soccer Fall 2-1 to HSE
 on September 18, 2021

Your Cathedral Irish hosted #5 ranked Hamilton Southeastern on Saturday, 9/18 and dropped a heart breaker 2-1. Despite being up 1-0 on a great goal from sophomore Kenyon “Belachew” Neal, the Irish gave up 2 second half restart goals to lose.

The Irish next face Roncalli on Tuesday, 9/21.

Boys Soccer Dominate #1 Guerin 4-0
 on September 14, 2021

Your Cathedral Irish hosted #1 ranked Guerin Catholic on Irish senior night and walked away with a dominate 4-0 win. Junior sensation Josh Wesseling opened the scoring and gave the Irish a 1-0 halftime lead. The Irish counterattack produced 3 more 2nd have goals by senior captain Chris Kiki, senior Will Baker and senior captain Alex Russell.

The Irish next face #3 ranked Hamilton Southeastern on Saturday, 9/18.

#18 Fort Wayne Homestead No Match for Irish Boys Soccer
 on September 12, 2021

The Irish took the field at Pride Performance Center against #18 ranked Ft. Wayne Homestead and came away with a 2-1 victory. Goals from senior captain Chris Kiki and junior Josh Wesseling led the Irish with assists from senior Alex Russell and sophomore Liam Fahey.

The Irish move on to face #1 ranked Guerin Catholic on Tuesday, 9/14, senior night for the Irish.

Boys Soccer: Midseason Review
 on September 08, 2021

There’s a good feeling around Cathedral High School boys soccer these days. The numbers are strong, as is the outlook for the future – and as second-year boys soccer coach Joel Russell sees it, there’s a lot of reason for optimism in the 2021 season. “I like what I’m seeing,” Russell said. “You just don’t know, but I think there’s some potential.” The reason for that optimism? The Irish have a strong core of senior leaders and a strong group of attackers, giving what traditionally is...

Boys Soccer defeat Covenant Christian 8-0
 on September 07, 2021

Your Cathedral Irish hosted Covenant Christian on Thursday. The Irish were dominant from the kick off and won the game 8-0 against the visiting Warriors. Ayrton Graziano opened the scoring for the Irish with his 1st Cathedral goal - Congratulations Ayron!  Chris Kiki and Cayler Johnson added 2 goals each. Freshman Cal Kurwaza scored 3 goals recording his first hat-trick for Cathedral - Congratulations Cal! Jack Lefevbre recorded his 4th shut-out on the season. The Irish next host #15 - 3A Southport at 11:30 am on Saturday. The game...

Boys Soccer Defeats Brebeuf 3-0 in Weather Shortened Contest
 on September 07, 2021

Your Cathedral Irish were back in action at Brebeuf and thanks to an early bomb from sophomore Kenyon “Belachew” Neal led at halftime 1-0. Freshman Cal Kurzawa picked up the easiest assist possible as he tapped the 2nd half kickoff to junior Josh Wesseling who proceeded to dribble the length of the field and score 8 seconds into the half. 30 seconds later, Josh Wesseling scored again to put the Irish up 3-0 on an assist from senior Will Baker. Not to be confused with Wesseling’s lightning strikes, the game ended early due to lighte...

Boys Soccer Falls to Southport 4-2
 on September 05, 2021

The Irish dropped a hard-fought game to #15 ranked Southport 4-2. Josh Wesseling led the Irish with 2 goals, Alex Russell and Liam Fahey both tallied an assist. The game was marred by an ugly incident from a Southport player that was handled with class and integrity from senior captain Chris Kiki. Kudos to you Chris for living our Holy Cross values. The Irish next play at cross-town rival Brebeuf on Tuesday, 9/7.

Irish with a Nostalgic Win for Coach Russell
 on August 28, 2021


Your Cathedral Fighting Irish took to the road for a 5-3 win at Detroit Country Day School. Josh Wesseling opened the scoring for the Irish and netted again later in the game. Chris Kiki slotted home his 3rd goal of the day from a beautiful pass from Andrew Berry. It was Kiki’s first hattrick of the season. The win was particularly meaningful to Coach Russell,  who is a 1990 DCDS graduate. In attendance were legendary DCDS coaches Bartoshuk and Bukari. Next up for the Irish is Covenant Christian on Tuesday at home.

Irish – Harrison Match up Canceled Due to Weather
 on August 26, 2021


Your Cathedral Fighting Irish were scheduled to take on Lafayette Harrison on Thursday but it was canceled due to inclement weather at Lawrence Park. Please be on the look-out for a makeup date later this season. The Irish travel to Detroit Country Day School on Saturday.

Irish Dominate Bishop Chatard in Win
 on August 24, 2021


Your Cathedral Fighting Irish dominated cross-town rival and #17 - 2A, Bishop Chatard, for a 4-0 win in our season home opener. Josh Wesseling opened the scoring in the 1st half with a bomb from just outside the 18 yard box. Chris Kiki followed with a goal just before halftime. The Irish continued their domination in the 2nd half with another goal from Josh Wesseling. Freshman Xander Keys also notched his first goal for the Irish – Congratulations Xander! Next up for the Irish is a visit from Layfette Harrison on Thursday.

Irish Battle to Goalless Draw at #14 -3A, Carroll
 on August 21, 2021


Your Cathedral Fighting Irish took to the road against #14 – 3A, Ft. Wayne Carroll on Saturday. The boys battled to a scoreless tie, 0-0. The game included numerous scoring chances for the Irish, including finding 2 side posts and 1 crossbar on shots. Credit Jack Lefebvre for a PK save on the Chargers midway through the 2nd half. Next up for the Irish is our home opener on Tuesday with a visit from #17- 2A Bishop Chatard.

Boys Soccer Drop Game to Brownsburg on the Road
 on August 17, 2021


Your Cathedral Fighting Irish lost a tough game at Brownsburg 2-1 on Wednesday. The Irish tied the game early in the second half on a goal from Josh Wesseling only to concede later in the half on a good Brownsburg counterattack. The Irish are back in action on Saturday at #14 - 3A, Ft. Wayne Carroll.

Boys Soccer Opens Season With Win Over Cardinal Ritter
 on August 16, 2021

The Cathedral Fighting Irish opened their season with a road win at Cardinal Ritter 8-0 on Saturday. The Irish next play on Wednesday night at Brownsburg at 7:00 pm. The Irish goals came from seniors Luke Hern and Will Baker, juniors Cayler Johnson (2), Josh Wesseling (2) and sophomore Kenyan "Belachew" Neal (2). Junior goalie Jack Lefebvre had two saves for the shut-out win. The game marked the start of Bashir Birany's last season at Cardinal Ritter. The Irish want to wish Coach Birany success and congratulate him...

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