Boys varsity soccer captures third place in the Fat Cat Tournament

The Huskies defeated Topeka West HS with a final score of 3-0, earning their third place title.


Senior Sam Taylor kicks the ball into play during the second half of the game against Topeka West HS (photo by Nicole Tenold).

The boys varsity soccer team defeated the Topeka West Chargers with a final score of 3-0, taking third place in the Fat Cat Tournament today at BVW.

Head coach Rick Pribyl said he thought the game went well, but the team will always have parts of their game to work on.

“We stepped up our passing game much better and we played a lot smarter ball,” Pribyl said. “We haven’t played real smart ball yet, but today we started to get a little bit smarter.”

The first two goals were scored in the first half. The first husky goal was scored by senior Ian Arch assisted by junior Jake DeJulio, and the second was scored by junior Peyton Brown assisted by senior Sam Taylor.

“[Scoring] was great,” Arch said. “I mean I wasn’t really expecting to score like that, but it felt like I was on top of the world.”

There were also two injuries in the first half, both players were from Topeka West, junior Daniel Hendricks and senior Josh Tiffany.

In the second half junior Donald ‘Trey’ Pellen scored with 10 minutes left in the game. Arch said he thought the game went very well for the Huskies.

“We played a lot better than we have before,” Arch said. “We started taking more chances and it worked out for us.”

Arch said the team will need to work on passing before they play stronger teams. Pribyl agreed, but said that the team also plans to work on shooting before the next game.

“We’ll be working on shooting for sure,” Pribyl said. “We’re taking too many shots and not scoring. Teaching soccer players to score is the hardest skill there is but it’ll be a good challenge.”