At the Capital of Dream High School Soccer Tournament, all three teams played some great games with mixed results.
On Friday night, the Varsity Girls first game pitted them against Holtville where they won 4-0. Goals were scored by Maegan Bourke (2), Ale Vazquez (1) and Lanie Doyle (1). In their second game against ACA they lost 0-2 with Keeper Lauren Beverly making at least 20 saves. On Saturday morning they played Carroll losing 2-1. The ladies’ goal was scored by Riley Aaron by intercepting a pass. Lauren Beverly had 4 saves.
The Varsity Boys opened against Smiths Station, losing 1-3. The goal was a kick by Ethan Ronan. In their second game, they won 3-1 against Brewbaker Tech. Josh Koch scored 2 goals with an assist from Ethan Ronan and an assist from Peter Garland. Ethan Ronan scored 1 goal assisted by Peter Garland. Saturday morning the boys beat ACA 2-0 with a goal for Josh Koch and a Penalty Kick from Peter Garland.
In their first game against the Prattville Freshmen, the JV Boys won 2-0. Goals were scored by Chad Waite (1) and Tanner Carter (1) with assists from Jonah Gier and Mitch Aaron. The JV Boys won their second match, against Houston Academy, 2-0. Tanner Carter scored the first goal with a header off free kick by Nico Gacha. The second goal was scored by Chad Waite off an assist from Hall Triplett.
On Saturday, the JV Boys were matched against Carroll. Regardless of the outcome of the game, these two teams would meet in the championship game later in the day. Because of this, tournament officials decided to make this game the Boys JV Gold Flight championship game. Regulation time ended in 1-1 tie with a goal from Jonah Gier, assisted by Tanner Carter, and 8 saves by Keeper Thomas McLaughlin. The game continued in two overtime periods with the score remaining a 1-1 tie.
In a Penalty Kick Shootout, the boys had five shots against the Carroll Keeper. Harrison Skala, Ian Cullen, and Mitch Aaron each made a goal on a PK. The game was still in a tie.
In a second, sudden death, round of PKs, Hall Triplett made the first goal. Keeper Thomas McLaughlin blocked their first PK, winning the game for the Knights. Congratulations to the JV Boys on their hard-fought win!