There were still 28 minutes left on the game clock when Manhattan senior forward Roberto Maysonet-Perez won the game with a goal to defeat Junction City 10-0, because a 10-goal deficit means the match is called.
The Indians were sharp all night, scoring eight of their 10 goals in the first half, including three in the first 10 minutes.
Nine different Indians either recorded an assist or a goal in the match, with Hunter French leading the way, scoring four goals with one assist.
“We played well,” Manhattan head coach Michael Sanchez said. “It’s nice that when we score we are seeing goals and assists come from all over the field.”
Hunter French - 4 goals, 1 assist
Connor Turner - 2 assists
Ibrahim Ciftci - 2 goals
Roberto Maysonet-Perez 1 goal, 1 assist
Carter Wiens - 1 goal
Gage Effiong - 1 goal, 1 assist
Josh Lee - 1 goal, 1 assist
Ray Ma - 1 assist
Cole Schmitt - assist
MHS tennis sends JV players to varsity meet
Manhattan girls tennis coach Tony Ingram sent the top six JV players on his squad to Seaman for the varsity meet Wednesday to get them experience before they face tougher competition later in the year.
The five other teams in the meet were Seaman, Sabetha, Wabaunsee, Shawnee heights and Highland Park. All six girls placed in the meet, with sophomore Ava Bahr winning first in the No. 2 singles spot.
“I was very proud of the girls who took the tournament as a learning experience, but yet were very competitive at the same time,” Ingram said.
No. 1 singles — (Jr.) Cooper Lohman, 2-1, 3rd place
No. 2 singles — (So.) Ava Bahr, 3-0, 1st place
No. 1 doubles — (So.) Jecca Park & (So.) Lydia Box, 2-1, 2nd place
No. 2 doubles — (Fr.) Jessica Zang & (Fr.) Lauren Wesely, 2-1, 2nd place
MHS volleyball goes 1-2 at Silver Lake
Manhattan High girls volleyball took a trip to Silver Lake to play in three intense matches Thursday evening.
Manhattan played the host, Silver Lake, as well as Seaman and Shawnee Heights, going home with a 1-2 record on the night. The Manhattan victory came against Silver Lake, 16-25, 25-19, 25-16. Indians head coach Krista Schmitz said the team came out slow in the first match because of unforced errors and trying to be aggressive with serves. Manhattan responded well in the final two sets.
Manhattan’s losses were to Seaman, 22-25, 21-25, and Shawnee Heights, 22-25, 23-25.
Schmitz was pleased with the Indians’ play in the two matches despite not getting a victory.
“Our big focus going into the next week of practice is limiting unforced errors while sill being aggressive so we can come home with the big wins,” Schmitz said.