Boys Soccer 6A State Runner-Up

Jags lose a close final game to earn second place in 6A

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Boys Soccer 6A State Runner-Up

Boys soccer players show mixed emotions when accepting second place medals and trophy at State meet on Nov. 9 at Topeka's Hummer Sports Complex.

Boys soccer players show mixed emotions when accepting second place medals and trophy at State meet on Nov. 9 at Topeka's Hummer Sports Complex.

Ansley Gildemeister

Boys soccer players show mixed emotions when accepting second place medals and trophy at State meet on Nov. 9 at Topeka's Hummer Sports Complex.

Ansley Gildemeister

Ansley Gildemeister

Boys soccer players show mixed emotions when accepting second place medals and trophy at State meet on Nov. 9 at Topeka's Hummer Sports Complex.

Gabi Alexander and Ansley Gildemeister, Photographers

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The Olathe West Owls beat the Jaguars 2-1 in the Class 6A state championship game at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Park on an unseasonably warm Nov. 9.

Although the Jags had the advantage of a full student section, they scored no goals in the first half. The Owls scored two goals at the beginning of the second half and held the Jags scoreless until BV West added a late penalty kick.

Team members appeared to lack energy in the Championship. Wichita East took the Jags to four overtimes in the Nov. 8 semi-final game. The Jags came out on top with a 3-2 win with a penalty kick by senior Andrew Parry and save by junior Colin Welsh. The close game kept the Jags from getting home until after midnight.

The Jags ended the season 15-5-1 and the Owls 20-1-0. Their only loss was to the Jags on Sept. 7. That game went into overtime with the BV West taking the 3-2 victory. Their appearance in the title game was the second in three years. The Owls win was the first team State championship for Olathe West.

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Jaguars lose championship game. 1-2

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Coach Alex Aiman and Olathe West coaches console players after 1-2 loss.

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Senior Andrew Parry collapses after loss of State championship game.

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The reality of the coming up one win short of the State championship takes a toll on the Jaguars.

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The thrill of victory and agony of defeat at the end of the State championship soccer game on Nov. 9

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Sophomore Blake Barrick shows his intensity.

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Signaling to the team, senior Jo Koga prepares the offense.

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Running toward the ball, sophomore Cooper Forcellini hopes to prevent it from going out of bounds.

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Senior Jo Koga receives a pass during the game.

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Junior Nick Edwards sizes up the ball in the State championship game.

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Battling for the ball, senior Andrew Parry gets tangled up with an Olathe West player.

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After beating an Olathe West player for the ball, senior Andrew Parry takes it toward the goal.

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Junior Danny Ferguson moves to get a good angle on the ball.

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Team members work to communicate toward the end of regulation.

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Sophomore Copper Forcellini works to move the ball toward the goal.

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Fighting with a member of the Olathe West squad, sophomore Cooper Forcellini uses his strength to get the ball.

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Teammates and friends, sophomores Cooper Forcellini and Blake Barrick give hope for the future of the program as they play together in the State championship game on Nov. 9.

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The unusually warm November day inspired fans to drove more than an hour to support the Jags in Topeka.

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A fan shows appreciation for the senior captain.

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Using his footwork, senior Sam Masterson plays in the State championship game.

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Cooper Forcellini plays in the State championship game.

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First team All-EKL sophomore Kaden Cripe works against an opponent from Olathe West.

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Reacting to a goal by Olathe West, senior Sam Masterson sits in the goal.

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Several players help protect the goal so that junior Colin Welsh waits.

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Nov. 9 State 6A State Championship play.

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Junior Danny Ferguson heads the ball toward the goal but it is instantly caught by the Olathe West keeper.

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Multi-player action in the championship game.

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Senior Robby Helling works to get the ball toward the Olathe West goal.

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Sophomore Omar Abdelmoity waits the ball in the State championship on Nov. 9.

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Looking more like a classical dancer than a soccer player, sophomore Kaden Cripe works the ball.

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Waiting for the moment to strike, Robby Helling waits for a pass in the 2019 6A State Championship game on Nov. 9.

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BVW fans watch intently as their classmates play in the 2019 6A State Soccer championship game.

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Moving away from the defender, junior Nick Edwards dribbles the ball.

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Generally, lacrosse players have “awesome flow” but junior Danny Fergusons hair was active throughout the game.

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Supporters for senior Trey Berman and Tyler Gagel pose together during half time.

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#9 junior Tyler Gagel gets some love from the BVW crowd.

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Warding off an opponent and keeping his eye on the ball, junior Remy Wood concentrates.

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Junior Danny Ferguson and senior Jo Koga work on passing during the 2019 6A State championship game.

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Sophomore Kaden Cripe drives the ball toward the Olathe East goal.

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Waiting for a teammate to pass the ball, junior Remy Wood runs the field.

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Getting past the defender, sophomore Kaden Cripe moves toward the ball.

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Players fight for the ball close to the Olathe West goal on Nov. 9 in Topeka.

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Physical play is demonstrated by sophomore Kaden Cripe and he and an Olathe West player work for the ball.

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Seniors worked against Olathe West during the 6A State championship.

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Senior Andrew Parry twists his body to get to the ball before the Olathe West players in the 6A State soccer championship game.

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Junior Remy Wood tries to sneak up and take possession of the ball in the 2019 6A State soccer championship game.

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After making a save, junior Colin Welsh punts the ball back into play.

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Motioning to his teammates to set up play, junior Colin Welsh stands impatiently.

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Good for another save, senior keeper Colin Welsh smothers the ball.

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Running toward the ball, senior captain Jo Koga advances for a penalty kick.

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The boys soccer team huddles up before the 6A State championship soccer game on Nov. 9, 2019 in Topeka.

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The dense crowd in the BVW student section showed #bvwfamily.

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The student section brought spirit and support on Nov. 9.

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Standing with poise to be awarded their 2nd place State medals, players contemplate the game.

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After winning the football Regional championship game the night before, several team members made the drive to Topeka to support the soccer team in their quest for a State Champioinship.

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The bright Nov. afternoon prompted the crowd to bring out their suglasses for the Nov. 9 6A State championship game.

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Although disappointed, the student section stood as the team received their medals and the large 6A State trophy.

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The team takes the field before the 2019 6A State championship soccer game on Nov. 9, 2019.

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Coach Alex Aiman runs some drills prior to the Nov. 9 championship game.

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A player and their Super Fan. Senior Tyler Gagle pose together before the game.

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Proud of their State finals appearance by disappointed with the result, members of the BVW boys soccer team stand for pictures after awards were distributed.

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Waiting for pictures, senior Robby Helling visits with a parent.

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Boys soccer players show mixed emotions when accepting second place medals and trophy at State meet on Nov. 9 at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex.

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The varsity cheerleaders were tasked with placing the medals on the boys necks after the 6A championship game where the boys earned second.

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Leading the other cheerleaders toward the players to give them their awards, junior Anna Dawald holds the second place trophy.

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Junior Danny Ferguson leads the team to congratulate the Olathe West Owls after they lost 1-2.

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The cheerleaders supports the team during the 6A State final game.

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Looking toward his goal, sophomore Blake Barrick dribbles the ball.

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Sophomore Blake Barrick dribbles the ball during the 6A State championship game on Nov. 9.

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The BVW student section looks on during the final minutes of the game as the clock ticks down to a second place finish for the team.

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Holding the ball before making a throw-in, senior Brendan Mullen makes eye contact with a teammate.

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The Jaguars take the field at the beginning of the 6A State championship game on Nov. 9. Players 14 and 13 were twins Thomas and Nick Edwards.

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The BVW Jaguars battled the Olathe West Owls on Nov. 9 in the 6A State soccer championship game in Topeka, Kan.

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Senior captain Jo Koga leads a group of players as he dribbles toward the Olathe West goal.

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Cheerleaders support the Jags on Nov. 9 at the 6A State championship boys soccer game.

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