Boys soccer team wins in semi-finals, moves on to state game

Jansen Hess, Sports Editor

“I believe that we will win. I believe that we will win. I believe that we will win.”
The Kansas City Sporting slogan was the first cheer chanted at the KSHAA Boy’s Soccer State Semi-Final on Friday Oct. 4, which took place at Piper High School.
The Tigers proved victorious against the Wichita-Kapuan Mt. Caramel Crusaders in a nerve-wracking game that ended in an 1-0 win for BV.
The game started off slow for the Tigers, but they picked up the intensity towards the end of the first half. Despite their attacking efforts on goals, they headed to the locker room at half-time with a score of 0-0.
The second half started the same way the first half ended – intense. Shots were fired from both teams and senior Evan Wright made some key saves for the Tigers, keeping the score 0-0 at the end of regulation.
The action got started as soon as the sudden-victory overtime began. Once again, both teams came out strong, but neither could put one in the back of the net. The score remained tied.
With 2:53 left to play in the second sudden-victory overtime, senior Daniel Assyia was fouled just outside the Crusader’s goalie box. This foul set up the game winning goal, scored by senior Taylor Walter.
The Tigers will play for the state championship tomorrow at 2 p.m. against Liberal High School at Piper.