Sometimes, teams just have off games.
Tuesday was one of those days for the Leavenworth boys’ soccer team.
“We were flat and just played rough,” LV coach Ken Lott said. “We played defensively for most of the game and it was just hard for us to find a groove.”
Traveling to Lawrence, the Pioneers gave up four goals in each half to its hosts. Leavenworth did get on the score sheet in the second half when Thomas Guthrie planted home a strike. It was his second in as many games.
Yet, that was all the offense the team could muster as it fell to 0-10 for the year.
Leavenworth will host Shawnee Mission Northwest Thursday at 7 p.m.
Lions plasters Maranatha
Wasting little time Tuesday, Jimmy Bormolini and the Lansing boys’ soccer team went on the attack against host Maranatha.
The senior forward recorded his first of two goals in the game’s seventh minute after being taken down in the penalty area. The proceeding penalty kick was buried in the left-hand corner and from there the Lions went on to win 3-0.
“There were numerous substitutions throughout the game and we were able to control the game,” Lansing coach Randy Brown said. “Briscoe Elliott maintained the shutout in the first half and Jake Hecht preserved it in the second half with several key saves.”
Following the quick Bormolini strike, the Lions remained the aggressor as it peppered the Maranatha goal with shots. Eventually, in the 24th minute, Chase Hoffman booted in another strike off a Tyler Fox assist. Nine minutes later, AJ Martinez found Bormolini with a through ball, who then snuck in his second score of the contest for the game’s final.
Lansing, 7-4-1, will play at Basehor-Linwood Thursday at 6 p.m.
Raiders can’t handle Maur Hill
A fast start by the Immaculata soccer team was quickly nullified and then forgotten Tuesday by its hosts.
Mark Hernandez put the Raiders on top two minutes into its match at Maur Hill, but eight minutes later the Ravens answered. The home team then tacked on three more scores to eventually deliver a 4-2 Imac defeat.
“It was very physical,” Imac coach Frank Mazeitis said. “The defense did pretty good as usual. This is the way we started last game with them, but we couldn’t hold it again. Once they got over the shock of the first goal, they came back.”
By the start of the second period, Maur Hill was up 3-1 and though Hernandez sliced the deficit in half with a 51st minute goal, Imac couldn’t get any closer. A few minutes later, the Ravens replied with its fourth goal, giving the match it’s eventual result.
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