WICHITA — Great Bend’s soccer team forced overtime with a pair of goals, but lost 3-2 on Wichita East’s goal by Jose Bernal in the Wichita South Titan Classic. Great Bend has lost both games by one goal in the Titan Classic.
Great Bend (1-3) will play Wichita West at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wichita South.
Jesus Sanchez and Josue Rodriguez scored second-half goals with Eduardo Villalobos contributing an assist for a 2-2 tie after they trailing 2-0.
“You focus on the positive and we’re progressing in the right direction,” said Great Bend coach Jesus Loera, Jr. “We’re working the ball better up the field after winning the ball. We’re learning to pass it quicker to attack on offense. I was pleased with our effort. Once we started gaining possession, we passed it to the next guy.”
The Blue Aces scored the winning goal five minutes into overtime. Panther Jesus Sanchez slowed East ninth-grader Ivan Quezada, the Blue Aces’ best threat.
“Jesus did a good job containing their best scorer. Quezada is faster than anyone we have, and he got away from us,” Loera said.
BLUE ACES 3, PANTHERS 2
GB 0 2 0 — 2
WE 2 0 1 — 3
FIRST HALF—WE—Brandon Savinon; WE—Ivan Quezada, Martin Rodriguez assist
SECOND HALF—GB—Jesus Sanchez; GB—Josue Rodriquez, Eduardo Villalobos, assist.
OT—WE—Jose Bernal, Ivan Quezada assist.
SHOTS—WE 7, GB 7. SAVES—WE—Nathan Matzen 5; GB—Ishmael Rodriguez 4
RED BRACKET—Derby 4, Wichita East 3, 2 OT; Wichita Heights 3, Great Bend 2; Manhattan 10, Wichita West 0; Emporia 3, Wichita Northwest 1; Derby 4, Wichita Heights 2; Manhattan 6, Emporia 0; Wichita East 3, Great Bend 2, OT; Wichita Northwest 6, Wichita West 0; 1ST—Derby vs. Manhattan, 3; 3RD—Wichita Heights vs. Emporia, 1; 5TH—Wichita Northwest vs. Wichita East, 11; 7TH—Great Bend vs. Wichita West, 9
WHITE BRACKET—Wichita South 5, Circle 0; Wichita Trinity 6, Topeka West 0; Hays 8, Wichita Homeschool 5; Wichita Southeast 3, Hutchinson 1; Wichita South 2, Wichita Trinity 1; Hays 3, Wichita Southeast 2, OT; Topeka West 2, Circle 1; Wichita Homeschool 4, Hutchinson 1; 1ST—Wichita South vs. Hays High, 3; 3RD—Wichita Trinity vs. Wichita Southeast, 1; 5TH—Topeka West vs. Wichita Homeschool, 11; 7TH—Hutchinson vs. Circle, 9
BLUE BRACKET—Dodge City 10, Maize High 0; Wichita North 2, Newton 0; Wichita Carroll 3, Liberal 0; Wichita Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 4, Salina Central 2; THURSDAY—Dodge City vs. Wichita North; Carroll vs. Kapaun; Maize vs. Newton; Salina Central vs. Liberal