Jacob Leamon walked away with a school record to help his Oak Grove boys soccer team to walk away with a tournament title Friday.
Leamon scored a school-record six goals – all in the first half – as the host Panthers rolled to an 11-0 victory over Cameron Friday in the final round-robin game of the Panther Cup tourney.
The previous record was five goals held by Pedro Ramirez.
The Panthers finished 4-0 in the tournament, including a 10-0 rout of Smithton on Wednesday.
“This was a great week to gain some confidence,” Panthers first-year coach Zach Herzig said after his team improved to 4-1 overall. “I thought the boys showed quite a bit of improvement in their shooting. I was very impressed with how quick we scored in all three games. I have been stressing to play hard in the first five minutes because that is when the most goals are scored. Today we scored in 13 seconds.”
Leamon got that first one and added goals in the eight, ninth, 17th, 34th and 38th minutes.
Nate Wood, Dalton Smith, Keegan Huff and Gael Perez each added a goal.
On Wednesday, Perez scored four goals and Leamon added a hat trick as Oak Grove routed Smithton 10-0.
Dalton Smith and Drake Mahurin added goals and Isaiah Weathers ended it in the 61st minute on the 10-goal mercy rule.
“I told the boys it’s not about how many opportunities you have, it’s how many you finish," Herzig said. “The boys took what I said to heart and had a really good shooting percentage yesterday. Gael, who has been struggling to find the back of the net, had four goals. He played really well and finished his opportunities.”
FORT OSAGE 4, RAYTOWN 0: The Fort Osage boys soccer team keeps rolling.
The Indians improved to 5-0 as they routed Raytown 4-0 Thursday.
Jake Lammering led the Indians with two goals, Tony Rios had one and Jack Tupinio had one.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 4, PARK HILL 1: A night after the Broncos lost their first match to Lee’s Summit, they bounced back in a big way with a win over Suburban Big Seven for Park Hill Thursday.
North has four different goal scorers as Parker Allen, Dasean Ransburg, Kale Soukup and Brennon Larsen had one goal each. Kyle Rock and Zane Daugherty each notched an assist to help the Broncos improve to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference.