Photos by Kurt Howard
Abdilahi Anan scores Tyee's first goal of the game with this long shot in a crowd.

SLIDESHOW: Tyee-Renton Soccer

Tyee took care of business early in a 4-1 boys soccer rout of Renton Friday.

The Totems jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the end of the first half against the winless Indians and cruised to victory from there.

Tyee improved to 5-1-2 in Seamount League action for second place in the standings while knocking Renton to 0-8-0.

"We're just a bit behind where we were last year, but still on track," said Tyee head coach Allen Rider, whose team is coming off a state playoff appearance last year. "But a lot of other teams in the league are good, too."

One of those is first place Kennedy Catholic, who the Totems will meet Friday, May 2 at Highline Memorial Stadium. JFK won the first meeting between the two teams, 2-0.

"We'll be home right here," said Rider after this past Friday's win on the same pitch.

Junior midfielder/forward Adama Kante scored the first two goals for Tyee against the Indians.

He scored the first 7 minutes, 45 seconds in and drilled the second with 20:10 remaining until halftime.

Two other Totems scored before that time.

Sophomore defender Ulyses Morales knocked the ball in with 14:15 left and sophomore midfielder Jose Tamayo struck for a goal in the final two minutes.

Renton scored its only goal with 25:30 remaining in the second half with senior defender Samuel Nicolas doing the honors.
Both teams were scoreless the rest of the way for the 4-1 win for the Totems.

Tyee has been spending a lot of time working on sportsmanship under Rider, and players helped Renton players up often Friday.

"That's our goal," said Rider. "We have a motto, G.R.I.T. That's Guts, Respect, Intensity and Tactics. You show respect for the other team and ourselves."

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