BVNW dominates KCC en route to 8-0 victory

The varsity soccer team defeated Kansas City Christian in their third game of the year with an 8-0 win in the loser’s bracket of the Fat Cat Tournament.

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After losing their first match of the year on penalty kicks Tuesday night against Shawnee Mission South, the varsity boys soccer team responded with an 8-0 drubbing of Kansas City Christian High School Thursday night.

The Huskies managed just one scoring chance in the first 20 minutes of the first half, as sophomore midfielder J.P. Pascarella put a shot on goal five minutes into the contest. After two more scoring chances for the Huskies, Pascarella found the ball on his foot after a scrum in front of the net and with 11:38 remaining in the first half, gave BVNW a 1-0 lead over KCC.

“It was really important for us to get a goal,” Pascarella said. “The first 20 minutes we kind of struggled getting shots off and just getting one opened up the gates.”
With 1:42 remaining on the clock prior to halftime, senior forward Jacob Hall headed the ball blindly over his head and into the net to give the Huskies a 2-0 lead before the break. Hall added his fourth goal in three games this season early in the second half.

The Huskies senior forward said BVNW learned a lot about themselves in Tuesday’s loss, and took that knowledge en route to the 8-0 route of the Panthers.

“We were able to come back after being down 3-0 in the second half and we really showed our strengths,” Hall said on Tuesday’s loss. “Today coming out and having all those goals gave us a chance to see how we play and get a better feel of how we’ll play for our upcoming harder games against other teams [in the EKL].”

The Huskies moved to 2-1 with Thursday’s win, and will play at 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 2 at Blue Valley West in the fifth place game of the Fat Cat Tournament.