The Truman boys soccer team has hit the skids at the wrong time with the district tournament just a week away.

The Truman boys soccer team has hit the skids at the wrong time with the district tournament just a week away.
“We haven’t played well the last three games, and I can’t put my finger on it,” Patriots coach Bryan Schmitt said after Monday night’s 4-0 Suburban Big Six home loss to Winnetonka.
Three Anthony Davis goals sparked the Griffins, who coasted after taking a 3-0 lead in the opening 17 minutes.
“He’s a great player and their captain,” Schmitt said of Davis. “He was all over the field.”
After a poor first half in which they were held to one shot on goal, the Patriots played much better over the final 40 minutes.
“But we aren’t a good come-from-behind team,” Schmitt said.
Truman (9-14), which finished fifth in the conference at 3-7, had eight second-half shots and several others were just wide.
“(Chris) Lear gave me some great balls,” said freshman Cameron Wallace, who had three second-half shots saved by Chris Fitzpatrick. “I couldn’t get anything in. We played better in the second half.”
Truman, which has been outscored 8-0 in the last three games in falling to Park Hill (3-0), Fort Osage (1-0) and Winnetonka, couldn’t match Winnetonka’s first-half aggressiveness.
“Our defense wasn’t up to par,” Truman senior Shane Brixey said. “We beat them in the earlier conference game 2-0.”
Dan Taylor assisted on the first Davis goal with seven minutes elapsed.
Seven minutes later Davis scored an unassisted goal. Three minutes later it became 3-0. Andrew Martin’s hard shot deflected off the hands of Truman goalkeeper Ben Bartholomew to Ishmael Zinnah, who easily booted the ball into the net.
Davis capped his big game with an unassisted goal off a block eight minutes into the second half.
After that the Griffins were content to play defense to preserve the lead.
Winnetonka finished with 14 shots on goal and Truman nine. Fitzpatrick made six saves, including several from point blank range for the shutout.
Truman concludes the regular season today against host Raytown South. The Patriots also meet the Cardinal in a Class 3 District 14 opener at 5 p.m. Monday at Truman.
Truman was a 2-0 junior varsity winner.