With some help from their rivals up north, the No. 2-ranked Seaside Gulls are now all alone in first place atop the Cowapa League boys soccer standings.
While Astoria was knocking off previously unbeaten Tillamook (2-1), Seaside was defeating Valley Catholic, 2-1, Tuesday night at Broadway Field.
Colton Carter scored a pair of goals for Seaside — an open-field shot and a penalty kick — while the Valiants scored their goal on a penalty kick.
The Gulls improve to 2-0-1, ahead of Tillamook and Valley Catholic, both 2-1.
Seaside returns to action Thursday at Tillamook.