Rams end Vikings’ incredible season
OAKLAND (May 25) -- AHSTW rallied twice in the first half to tie up Greene County during Saturday’s Class 1A, Substate 8 boys soccer final.
A third comeback was not in the cards, however, as the fourth-ranked Vikings lost to the ninth-ranked Rams 5-2 at Riverside High School.
Greene County’s Junior Gutierrez, the state’s leading scorer with 55 goals, put three in the back of the net on the day, including a go-ahead penalty kick with 31:17 to go that resulted from a handball in the box call on AHSTW.
Gutierrez and Isaiah Losee sealed the outcome late in the second half, scoring less than two minutes apart in the 69th and 71st minutes, respectively.
In just its second year as a program, Greene County (14-5) clinched its first state tournament berth and will be the No. 5 seed in Class 1A when it meets Iowa City Regina (15-6) in a quarterfinal game Friday (May 31) in Des Moines.
AHSTW, now 44-7 over the last three years, finished a record-breaking season at 18-3 overall, led by a tremendous group of 15 seniors.
“Obviously it’s not the way anyone wants to end the season,” said Vikings’ head coach James Johnson. “I feel like we had some opportunities to put a few more on the board, but sometimes it just isn’t your day.
“Looking back at the season, it is hard to complain about what we accomplished. As a team, we broke about every school record in the book along with a lot of individual marks; won a tournament title (at Treynor) and a conference title. That’s a pretty good resume for one season. I’m super proud of what these boys were able to do and I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to get to spend the season with.”
Class 1A Boys Soccer Substate Final • May 25 • at Oakland
Greene County 5, AHSTW 2
Greene County: Luis Velazco goal - 1st half, 35:23 left.
AHSTW: Brayton Tuma goal (Blake Osbahr assist) - 1st half, 34:27 left.
Greene County: Junior Gutierrez goal - 1st half, 24:20 left.
AHSTW: Brayton Tuma goal (Gabe Madsen assist) - 1st half, 4:52 left.
Greene County: Junior Gutierrez penalty kick goal - 2nd half, 31:17 left.
Greene County: Junior Gutierrez goal - 2nd half, 11:48 left.
Greene County: Isaiah Losee goal - 2nd half, 2nd half, 9:57 left.
Shots on Goal: AHSTW 10 (Brayton Tuma 4, Gabe Madsen 3), Greene County 12 (Junior Gutierrez 4, Yunior Carballo 3).
Goalie Saves: AHSTW 9 (Lucas Young 7, Adrian Herrera 2), Greene County 6 (Cael Fisher 6).
Corner Kicks: AHSTW 5, Greene County 6.
The AHSTW boys soccer team broke four team school records this spring and also set or tied six individual school records.
Wins in a Season: 18 (18-3) - previous record was 14.
Team Points in a Season: 114 - previous record was 68.
Assists in a Season: 71.
Goals in Single Game: 12 - previous record was 10.
Career Goals: Brayton Tuma (64) and Gabe Madsen (53) both broke the old record of 46 by Seth Enke. Blake Osbahr (44) fell just short.
Career Assists: Blake Osbahr (42) and Kyle Branan (37) both broke the old record of 25.
Career Goalie Save Percentage: Junior Lucas Young 86 percent (22 goals against; 150 saves in 2,111 minutes) and senior Adrian Herrera 85 percent (24 goals against; 154 saves in 1,751 minutes) broke Steven Jacobsen’s old record of 81 percent (63 goals against; 270 saves in 2,081 minutes).
Single Season Goals: Brayton Tuma (31), Gabe Madsen (29) and Blake Osbahr (21) all broke the previous record of 20.
Single Season Assists: Blake Osbahr tied his record of 17.
Single Season Goalie Shutouts: Adrian Herrera (7) broke the previous record of five held by Lucas Young, Cory Maassen and Nick Starr.
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