Manhattan High boys’ soccer grabbed its first true road win of the year Tuesday, as it beat Seaman High, 2-1, in Topeka.
Senior forward Marco Zambrano got things going for MHS a little less than 15 minutes into the first half on a deflection off a shot by junior midfielder Cade Cameron.
Manhattan (4-2-1) got its second goal with 15 minutes to play after a pass from Grant Snowden set up sophomore forward Jimmy Ramirez in the box. Ramirez banged a shot off the crossbar, collected his miss and then beat Seaman’s goalkeeper for the second goal.
With 23:13 to play in the second half, Seaman (1-7-1) did avoid the shutout, scoring to cut the Indians’ lead in half. But the Vikings couldn’t find the equalizer in the final 20 minutes, giving Manhattan its fourth win of the year.
The Indians hosted one of the top teams in the state in longtime Centennial League (and undefeated) Washburn Rural (7-0-0) on Thursday.
The match started after the paper went to press. Check Friday’s e-edition of The Mercury and themercury.com for coverage.