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Boys soccer faces ups, downs early in season


After notching a 5-0 win over their first opponent of the season, Seaman, the Manhattan Boys soccer team faced a 0-7 loss to their next opponent, Dodge City.

The day after, on Sept. 8, the boys began their weekend tournament in Kansas City.

Their first opponent was Lee Summit West. Possession was equal, leaving the game to go into overtime. Unfortunately, West was able to get the better of the boys, making the final score 0-1.

Following up was another tough game against St. Thomas Aquinas, with Aquinas taking the win of 0-3. 

After a quick break from back-to-back games, the boys got to relax a bit for their next opponent and first home game against Wichita South. 

Though Manhattan had the majority of the possession and won the game 8-0, they obviously weren’t playing their highest quality soccer.

“I’m not gonna lie, we should’ve ended that game in the first half,” senior captain Carter Booe said. “It’s honestly a little bit embarrassing that we didn’t mercy rule them.”

The boys then headed back on the road to face their next opponent Blue Valley West.

The first half was played well by the team, with senior Alex Lee able to tie up the score 1-1 at the end of the first half by an assist by Oehme. Yet, it wasn’t enough to hold off BVW, as they were able to score one more goal, ending the game 1-2. 

Though they lost, the game was hard fought by the team.

“I think we played with our hearts,” Lee said. “I feel like we wanted to win more than usual games because it’s a Blue Valley school.”

The Indians next games are against Wichita North and Washburn Rural, with Rural being a home game on Sept. 21. 

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