News Brief: Statesmen soccer wins State championship

Men’s soccer won the MSHAA Class 3 State Championship Saturday, Nov, 19. Photo by Ali Schulz.

Men’s soccer won the MHSAA Class 3 State Championship on Saturday, Nov, 20, in a game against East Kansas City High School. The score was 3-2 after going into penalty kicks.

At halftime, the score was 1-0 East. In the second half of the game senior Jonas Oesterlei scored. It was then followed by another goal from senior Oliver Doyle, who scored in a penalty kick after a foul drawn by junior Brendan Crews. Regulation ended with a 2-2 tie, resulting in two overtime periods and eventually, penalty kicks.

Back-up goalie junior Krew Rekart was in the goal after goalie senior Luca Zarky was injured.

Doyle expressed his pride in the team for the win.

“I’m glad that all of our work from early June until now has all paid off. We worked really hard this season… It’s just such an amazing moment,” Doyle said.

Webster’s record for the season was 21-3-3. East’s record was 20-3-1.

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