Boys soccer ties Blue Valley North in double overtime

The boys varsity soccer game ended in a 1-1 tie with BVN, after playing through two overtimes.


Natalie Pyle

Sophomore Peyton Brown guards the ball from the opposing Mustangs. The game ended in a 1-1 tie in double overtime.

Tonight the BVNW boys varsity soccer team began their season’s first game playing against Blue Valley North, ending in a tie, 1-1.

Kicking off the game, junior Jake DeJulio scored the first goal of the night, setting the tone for the first half of the game. After halftime, sophomore Brody Southwell was taken out of the game due to an upper body injury. Later the boys varsity coach Rick Pribyl clarified that Southwell had bitten through his tongue during play.

With 13 minutes left in the game, BVN junior Michael Valentine scored a goal for the Mustangs, evening the score to 1-1. Even though both teams had scoring chances, neither were able to score one more goal to break the tie, and after two overtimes, the tie was unable to be broken for the first game of the season.

“I feel like we could have connected a few more passes between our teammates, but overall I think we played pretty well,” senior Tyler Cross said.

Senior Taylor Wiebke said the boys varsity soccer team only had three returning players. Despite the low numbers, he said he agrees that the players came up to take leadership positions and made the most of their game.

“I thought we played better than we thought we would, even though both teams where a little raw,” Pribyl said. “I’m still proud of our game tonight. But when we meet again, we will show them who will be the top dog.”