The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team rebounded at home Thursday night , beating Topeka High 2-1. It came two days after a shutout loss at Hayden.
The Indians (7-4-1) struck first Thursday, scoring 18 minutes into the first half on a Jimmy Ramirez goal, the sophomore forward’s first of two in the game.
The Trojans’ Zaka Blocker tied things up with 27:55 to play and both teams went into the half tied up at one.
The teams remained level throughout most of the second half, but with just under 15 minutes to play, Ramirez found the back of the net again, scoring on an assist from senior midfielder Alex Boyle at the 13:52. The Manhattan defense held strong throughout final minutes and got out of the game with a win.
The loss was the first in more than a month for a Topeka (6-4-1) team that had racked up six wins and a tie since a one-goal overtime loss to Shawnee Heights on Sept. 7.
The Indians will try to keep their momentum going next week, when they host Wichita-Northwest (4-8-0) at Bishop Stadium.