THS Soccer shuts out KC-Sumner in regional play
Chieftain Field was very muddy on Tuesday. The pre-game cloud burst left no doubts as to where the field's low spots are look for the small ponds.
But the mud didn't seem to bother the Tonganoxie High School soccer team, which has shown little in the way of low spots recently.
Beating league powerhouse Mill Valley in its last regular season game, the Chieftains earned a good seeding in their region.
Against Sumner Academy, the team kept its season alive for at least one more game when it beat the team 7-0 in the first round the Class 4A regional playoffs.
With the win, the team advances to the next round Thursday in Maranatha.
The Chieftains dominated the game, keeping the ball almost completely out of the hands of Sumner. The result was almost no shot attempts for Sumner and several every minute for the Chieftains.
Senior Ryan Lowe took care of three of the scores with his hat trick.
Senior Scott Breuer, senior Mark Gepner, junior Thomas Dodge and junior Dustin Shultz were responsible for the other four goals.
The Chieftains were too much for Sumner Academy, which forfeited the game with 9:53 left.
For complete coverage of Chieftain post-season soccer, see next Wednesday's Mirror.