2 goals from Noah Burr leads the boys varsity soccer team to an 8-0 win over Greenville


Momentum was flowing towards the boys varsity soccer team on Wednesday in a very quality 8-0 win over Greenville; the boys had seven goal scorers, led by junior Noah Burr who scored 2. Each aspect of the game was played better by the Rangers after a disappointing loss on Monday against Forest Hills Northern.

“After Monday’s loss, we focused on the next game and recalibrated,” head coach Paul Kramer said. “We established a play style that we needed for the remainder of the season and that showed last night.”

With the FHN loss behind them now, the boys looked to get a bounce-back win against Greenville going into the final round of the OK White Tournament.

In the first half, the Rangers had the advantage immediately. Noah scored his first goal of the night; the lead just kept growing. Juniors Noah Gleason and Omar Hadzimujic scored next and the Rangers felt good. The new schemes put in by Kramer were working and the boys felt strong about their chances all game. Recent JV team pull-up Nick Bergman and junior Henry Kostbade scored just before halftime and the Rangers went into halftime with a big 5-0 lead. 

The second half was another story. Noah scored his second goal of the game in the second and junior Myles Shoham scored as well for a 7-0 lead. With just less than 15 minutes left, freshman Eli Lipke scored the dagger for the Yellow Jackets with a laser into the left corner of the net. With the mercy rule in effect, the Rangers beat Greenville 8-0 and felt very stable going into the locker room.

“With the lessons learned from this week, I feel like we are ready for Byron Center on Monday and I look forward to the matchup,” Kramer said.

The next game for the team will be the final round of the OK White Conference tournament against Byron Center at Ranger Stadium at 6:45 PM on Monday, October 11.