Top ranked Storm Lake soccer bests Indians twice

Monday, May 14, 2018
Storm Lake senior Lamar Mulgae tries to keep the ball away from a Spirit Lake player on Friday night. The Tornadoes handled their business on back to back nights on Thursday and Friday, taking a 4-0 and then 10-0 win over the Indians.
Photo by Craig Shultz

SPIRIT LAKE/STORM LAKE - The number one team in 2A, Storm Lake, was able to handle Spirit Lake on Thursday and Friday nights in a back to back contests thanks to an earlier rain postponement. The Thursday night contest saw the Tornadoes take a 4-0 win on the road.

“We played very well Thursday night. The score doesn’t show it, but we controlled the game. We spent most of the game on their half,” Coach Ben Schekirke said. “We had a lot of chances on goal, but didn’t have much luck getting in.”

Senior Kevin Duque scored a pair of goals as junior Jose Martinez and senior Gerardo Rosiles both added a score as well. Senior keeper Brayden Hoops got the start in the goal, going the entire 80 minutes and had a pair of saves.

The following night at home, the Tornadoes showed little mercy in a 10-0 win over Spirit Lake.

“Friday night was the best game we have played all year. Our defense was rock solid and our attacks on goal we effective,” Schekirke said. “We made a slight change in our formation by moving Duque up on the attack and it really paid off for us.”

There were two players with a hat trick on the night as both Martinez and Gerardo Rosiles scored three goals a piece to lead the dangerous Storm Lake attack. Duque added a goal and a pair of assists as did junior Bway Ku. Senior Alonzo Rios also chipped in with a couple of assists. Hoops had four saves in 50 minutes of work, senior Jorge Ventura finishing out the last 30 minutes as the keeper.

Storm Lake improves to 12-0 on the year and will have their home finale tonight against 7-7 MOC-Floyd Valley for senior night. They’ll finish the regular season on Thursday night when they head to 7-3 Western Christian.

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