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GBHS extends winning streak to nine games
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Great Bend forward Oscar Torres (7) maneuvers around Junction City defender Brian Ubarra on Monday. - photo by Kevin Price Great Bend Tribune

Last season, the Great Bend High School boys’ soccer team played Junction City to a 3-3 tie on the road.
On Monday night, there would be none of that.
The Panthers blasted the Blue Jays for six goals on their way to a 6-1 win at Cavanaugh Field.
Great Bend is 9-1 overall this season, having lost its first game against Liberal.
“Last year, we tied with them,” GBHS head coach Gus Prieto said. “For now, we’re strong. We are a really strong team. We play really well together. We pass the ball, and keep the ball. We keep the ball in good position.”
GBHS took 31 shots, 21 on goal compared to the Blue Jays’ three shots on goal. In fact, the Panthers defense prevented Junction City from taking their first shot of the game until 27 minutes into the first half.
Gus Prieto said that even though his team had so many shots on goal, they need to work harder at finishing their plays.
“Well, we keep the ball probably 90 percent of the time, and it’s incredible,” Gus Prieto said. “We practiced a lot of possession this week, and they did really well. But now we need to work on finishing. We need to finish all of the plays. We missed, I think, 40 chances to score.”
Alexander Urias, who finished the game with two goals and an assist, scored first for the Panthers.
Urias received a long pass from the Panthers defense, which was pulled back to defend a Junction City corner kick. He split two Blue Jays defenders and beat Junction City goalkeeper Ammon Borjas one-on-one.
The Blue Jays answered at the 6:10 mark in the first half on a free kick just outside the penalty box. Harley Olmos got the lone goal scored by Junction City.
GBHS senior forward Oscar Torres, who had two goals in the game, gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead before halftime with Mario Espino getting the assist.
Noel Rodriuez scored on a penalty kick after Junction City was called for a handball inside the penalty box.
Then Urias got his second goal with 11:21 remaining, followed by a goal scored by Michael Prieto with 9:36 left in the game.
Torres finished the scoring by maneuvering around defenders from the left side of the penalty box. He took a shot, putting the ball in the left corner of the goal.
The Panthers travel to Hays to challenge Thomas More Prep-Marian this afternoon at 4 p.m.