Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley Southwest 4-2

The victory on Thursday, Oct. 4 brought the season record to 10-2

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

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  • After defeating Blue Valley Southwest 4-2, the boys smile and celebrate with each other on Thursday, Oct 4. “We played amazing," Ashford said. "They are a very good team and we kind of killed them the whole game. It was impressive.”

  • Trying to keep control of the ball, senior Ricardo Araujo keeps it away from his opponent.

  • After scoring the first goal of the night, junior Ian Carroll runs through the student section shaking their hands.

  • Defending the ball, sophomore Quinten Blair kicks it away for the BVSW player.

  • With full control over the ball, senior Baith Abdullah runs towards his teammates down the field.

  • Running after the ball, junior Ian Carroll and senior Caleb Brown try to prevent the other team from scoring.

  • Sprinting in front of the BVSW player, senior Jake Ashford kicks it away to take it out of BVSW possession.

  • Attempting to get the ball back, junior Wesley Sirivongxay runs towards the ball.

  • Taking control of the ball, sophomore Quinten Blair kicks it towards his teammate across the field.

  • Looking at the ball, junior Ian Carroll tries to kick the ball before the BVSW player can.

  • Student section cheers after senior Jake Ashford scores the second goal right before half time.

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Boys soccer defeated Blue Valley Southwest with a 4-2 score on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Fifteen minutes into the first period, Ian Carroll scored the first goal off of a pass by sophomore Quinten Blair. According to head coach Arlan Vomhof, the Jags played well as a team to create the space necessary for Blair to get the ball to Carroll.

“We got their team to totally overcommit on one side and left Ian wide open [with] speed and just composure,” Vomhof said.

With just 23 seconds left in first period, senior Jake Ashford passed the ball to Carroll who scored his second goal of the game. According to junior Bennett Doyle, this partly contributed to Southwest’s weak line of defense.

“The second [goal was caused by] bad communication from their backline again,” Doyle said. “[They] tried to clear it out and sent it right to Jake.”

Six minutes into the second period, BVSW scored their first goal.

“One [factor that led them to score] was just that [the ball] bounced around, went off the crossbar and landed at their feet,” Ashford said.

Less than two minutes later, Ashford scored the Jaguars’ third goal after Blaire made a smooth play to get the ball to him.

“[Quinten Blair] played a great through ball over the top. I’d gotten chances before, I just couldn’t quite finish them. It was a great ball by [Blair],” Ashford said. “It just felt great to score, it felt fantastic.”

With eighteen minutes left in the second period, Carroll scored his third goal for a hat-trick, giving Mill Valley a 3-1 lead.

“The third goal was from the corner. It was kind of crazy. I tried to put as much curl on it as possible and it just went in,” Carroll said.

BVSW scored their second goal of the game with fourteen minutes left on the clock, but the Jags were unfazed, according to Ashford.

“They are good and they attack well,” Ashford said. “They were bound to score, but we scored more so that’s all that matters.”

After losing to BVSW 5-4 in last year’s season, the Jags came back this year and demonstrated their improvement.

“There is not a lot we can improve on. There were a couple scary moments in the back and by the goal, but other than that I think we came out strong and put some good goals,” Doyle said.

With this game, the team has a 10-2 record. Vomhof hopes the team will use this game as momentum moving forward into the last four regular season games.

“I’m hoping that this [was] a confidence booster for our last four [games],” Vomhof said. “I’m hoping we can continue to correct a couple little things that we need to, and just be stronger when we go into post season.”

Boys soccer plays again this Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Mill Valley.

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