Soccer defeats Ladue in penalty kicks


Sarah Booth

Sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Engelmeyer makes a save in the win against Ladue.

Tuesday Sept. 30 varsity soccer defeated Ladue 4-2 in penalty kicks. In the previous season the team had lost to Ladue in a conference game and sectionals, with both games going into overtime.

“It was a good conference win because they have beat us in overtime twice now. All of the players have to be ready to play, especially schools like Ladue because now they are one of our biggest rivals,” Coach Michael Skordos said.

The game started with junior Jack Snyder scoring the first goal  Ladue then came back to get up 2-1. In the second half of the game senior Tucker Watts scored making it a tie. The game went through two 10 minute overtimes and then into PKs.

“The first goal we scored was a beautiful cross from Charlie [Hummel] then a nice flick from Wyatt [Harlan] and it hit off my stomach. It was a great way to end the school day and I was so happy we got the win,” Snyder said.

The penalty kicks were taken by Watts, juniors Collin Basler, Tommy Stimac and Hummel.

“The last time we won going into PKs was three years ago. I went up to the spot confident and put my goal in the back of the net to make it 1-0. After Andrew  [Engelmeyer] saved their first one I knew we were going to win,” Watts said.

The team is now in a new conference, in a league that competes with school that are similar in size.

“Ladue is a very good team and they tested us during the game but we came and pulled through. This game I think is going to help prepare us for more harder games and hopefully we expand off this win for the upcoming games,” Basler said.

As of now soccer is 2-2 in their conference games but they hope to end the season 4-2.