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.
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.
Gabi AlexanderJaguars lose championship game. 1-2
Gabi AlexanderCoach Alex Aiman and Olathe West coaches console players after 1-2 loss.
Gabi AlexanderSenior Andrew Parry collapses after loss of State championship game.
Gabi AlexanderThe reality of the coming up one win short of the State championship takes a toll on the Jaguars.
Gabi AlexanderThe thrill of victory and agony of defeat at the end of the State championship soccer game on Nov. 9
Gabi AlexanderSophomore Blake Barrick shows his intensity.
Gabi AlexanderSignaling to the team, senior Jo Koga prepares the offense.
Gabi AlexanderRunning toward the ball, sophomore Cooper Forcellini hopes to prevent it from going out of bounds.
Gabi AlexanderSenior Jo Koga receives a pass during the game.
Gabi AlexanderJunior Nick Edwards sizes up the ball in the State championship game.
Gabi AlexanderBattling for the ball, senior Andrew Parry gets tangled up with an Olathe West player.
Gabi AlexanderAfter beating an Olathe West player for the ball, senior Andrew Parry takes it toward the goal.
Gabi AlexanderJunior Danny Ferguson moves to get a good angle on the ball.
Gabi AlexanderTeam members work to communicate toward the end of regulation.
Gai AlexanderSophomore Copper Forcellini works to move the ball toward the goal.
Gabi AlexanderFighting with a member of the Olathe West squad, sophomore Cooper Forcellini uses his strength to get the ball.
Gabi AlexanderTeammates 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.
Gabi AlexanderThe unusually warm November day inspired fans to drove more than an hour to support the Jags in Topeka.
Gabi AlexanderA fan shows appreciation for the senior captain.
Gabi AlexanderUsing his footwork, senior Sam Masterson plays in the State championship game.
Gabi AlexanderCooper Forcellini plays in the State championship game.
Gabi AlexanderFirst team All-EKL sophomore Kaden Cripe works against an opponent from Olathe West.
Gabi AlexanderReacting to a goal by Olathe West, senior Sam Masterson sits in the goal.
Gabi AlexanderSeveral players help protect the goal so that junior Colin Welsh waits.
Gabi AlexanderNov. 9 State 6A State Championship play.
Gabi AlexanderJunior Danny Ferguson heads the ball toward the goal but it is instantly caught by the Olathe West keeper.
Gabi AlexanderMulti-player action in the championship game.
Gabi AlexanderSenior Robby Helling works to get the ball toward the Olathe West goal.
Gabi AlexanderSophomore Omar Abdelmoity waits the ball in the State championship on Nov. 9.
Gabi AlexanderLooking more like a classical dancer than a soccer player, sophomore Kaden Cripe works the ball.
Gabi AlexanderWaiting for the moment to strike, Robby Helling waits for a pass in the 2019 6A State Championship game on Nov. 9.
Gabi AlexanderBVW fans watch intently as their classmates play in the 2019 6A State Soccer championship game.
Gabi AlexanderMoving away from the defender, junior Nick Edwards dribbles the ball.
Gabi AlexanderGenerally, lacrosse players have “awesome flow” but junior Danny Fergusons hair was active throughout the game.
Gabi AlexanderSupporters for senior Trey Berman and Tyler Gagel pose together during half time.
Gabi Alexander#9 junior Tyler Gagel gets some love from the BVW crowd.
Gabi AlexanderWarding off an opponent and keeping his eye on the ball, junior Remy Wood concentrates.
Gabi AlexanderJunior Danny Ferguson and senior Jo Koga work on passing during the 2019 6A State championship game.
Gabi AlexanderSophomore Kaden Cripe drives the ball toward the Olathe East goal.
Gabi AlexanderWaiting for a teammate to pass the ball, junior Remy Wood runs the field.
Gabi AlexanderGetting past the defender, sophomore Kaden Cripe moves toward the ball.
Gabi AlexanderPlayers fight for the ball close to the Olathe West goal on Nov. 9 in Topeka.
Gabi AlexanderPhysical play is demonstrated by sophomore Kaden Cripe and he and an Olathe West player work for the ball.
Gabi AlexanderSeniors worked against Olathe West during the 6A State championship.
Gabi AleanderSenior Andrew Parry twists his body to get to the ball before the Olathe West players in the 6A State soccer championship game.
Gabi AlexanderJunior Remy Wood tries to sneak up and take possession of the ball in the 2019 6A State soccer championship game.
Gabi AlexanderAfter making a save, junior Colin Welsh punts the ball back into play.
Gabi AlexanderMotioning to his teammates to set up play, junior Colin Welsh stands impatiently.
Gabi AlexanderGood for another save, senior keeper Colin Welsh smothers the ball.
Gabi AlexanderRunning toward the ball, senior captain Jo Koga advances for a penalty kick.
Gabi AlexanderThe boys soccer team huddles up before the 6A State championship soccer game on Nov. 9, 2019 in Topeka.
Gabi AlexanderThe dense crowd in the BVW student section showed #bvwfamily.
Gabi AlexanderThe student section brought spirit and support on Nov. 9.
Gabi AlexanderStanding with poise to be awarded their 2nd place State medals, players contemplate the game.
Gabi AlexanderAfter 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.
Gabi AlexanderThe bright Nov. afternoon prompted the crowd to bring out their suglasses for the Nov. 9 6A State championship game.
Gabi AlexanderAlthough disappointed, the student section stood as the team received their medals and the large 6A State trophy.
Gabi AlexanderThe team takes the field before the 2019 6A State championship soccer game on Nov. 9, 2019.
Gabi AlexanderCoach Alex Aiman runs some drills prior to the Nov. 9 championship game.
Ansley GildemeisterA player and their Super Fan. Senior Tyler Gagle pose together before the game.
Ansley GildemeisterProud of their State finals appearance by disappointed with the result, members of the BVW boys soccer team stand for pictures after awards were distributed.
Ansley GildemeisterWaiting for pictures, senior Robby Helling visits with a parent.
Ansley GildemeisterBoys 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 GildemeisterThe varsity cheerleaders were tasked with placing the medals on the boys necks after the 6A championship game where the boys earned second.
Ansley GildemeisterLeading the other cheerleaders toward the players to give them their awards, junior Anna Dawald holds the second place trophy.
Ansley GildemeisterJunior Danny Ferguson leads the team to congratulate the Olathe West Owls after they lost 1-2.
Ansley GildemeisterThe cheerleaders supports the team during the 6A State final game.
Ansley GildemeisterLooking toward his goal, sophomore Blake Barrick dribbles the ball.
Ansley GildemeisterSophomore Blake Barrick dribbles the ball during the 6A State championship game on Nov. 9.
Ansley GildemeisterThe 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.
Ansley GildemeisterHolding the ball before making a throw-in, senior Brendan Mullen makes eye contact with a teammate.
Ansley GildemeisterThe 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.
Ansley GildemeisterThe BVW Jaguars battled the Olathe West Owls on Nov. 9 in the 6A State soccer championship game in Topeka, Kan.
Ansley GildemeisterSenior captain Jo Koga leads a group of players as he dribbles toward the Olathe West goal.
Ansley GildemeisterCheerleaders support the Jags on Nov. 9 at the 6A State championship boys soccer game.