Huskies inch closer to EKL title, defeat Bishop Miege, 2-0

The boys varsity soccer team defeated Bishop Miege, 2-0, Oct. 9. The goals came from senior Will Vancrum and junior Ryan Masterson.


Amanda Carvalho

Senior Will Vancrum races for the ball.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

After a 4-0 loss to Lee’s Summit, the Huskies needed to come out more aggressive at the beginning of the game. Opening the scoring in under ten minutes, senior Will Vancrum would put the Huskies on the board. Vancrum said after a couple bad starts he was glad to put his team up first.

“I was happy because the last couple of games, we haven’t gotten off to a good start so I was happy to give us an early lead,” Vancrum said.

Leading 1-0, the Huskies would survive a missed penalty kick before taking the lead into the half. Head coach Brian Pollack said his defense came out with good energy despite missing captain Charlie Rauter.

“They played great, it’s hard playing back to back, but they came out with energy and came out focused,” Pollack said.

Coming out of the second half, Vancrum would push the ball up the field and find an open Ryan Masterson for a quick goal only 32 seconds into the half. Vancrum said they were focused on attacking the weak outside defense of Miege.

“Oh yeah for sure, at halftime we talked about how they were weak on the outside so we came out and attacked the outside crossing balls into the middle so that was definitely the game plan,” Vancrum said.

Sitting atop the EKL, the Huskies would be EKL champs with wins over St. James and Blue Valley Southwest. Vancrum said he’s excited for the position they are in but isn’t underestimating their next opponents.

“I’m excited, it was one of our goals to win the EKL and they’re going to be two hard games but we’re going to prepare hard and get after it,” Vancrum said.

Despite being in a good position, Pollack said he is taking it one game at a time.

“We gotta take it one game at a time, but the way we’re playing and what we’ve shown, we’ve got as good of a shot as anyone else,” Pollack said.

Improving their record to 5-2-1, the Huskies will be back in action, Wednesday, Oct. 14 to take on Basehor-Linwood at 6:15 p.m.