After Wednesday night’s 2-1 overtime loss to Truman, the William Chrisman boys soccer team wanted a victory.

After Wednesday night’s 2-1 overtime loss to Truman, the William Chrisman boys soccer team wanted a victory.

The Bears got one Thursday night at Fort Osage.

Sparked by two goals each from Wes White and Jeremie Sagastume, Chrisman cruised past Fort Osage 4-1 for its first win this season. The Bears are 1-8 overall and 1-3 in the Suburban Middle Seven.

“It feels great – and we’re going to be getting some more (wins),” said Chrisman reserve keeper Devon Warner, who shut out the Indians the second half.

Bears coach John Straub felt that White’s goal off a Sagastume crossing pass in the fifth minute sparked the victory.   

“I think that took a little bit of pressure off us, knowing that we can put the ball in the back of the net,” Straub said.

But before Chrisman found “the back of the net” again, Brady Smith found it for Fort Osage. The senior forward won a challenge with Bears starting keeper Stian Moest to tie it in the 12th minute.

“It was just stuff we do in practice,” Smith said. “Billy (Vigil) just hit to me and (I) did what Coach said (to do): Hit it with the side of my foot. (It) went past the keeper.”

Smith’s goal boosted Fort Osage emotionally, he said.

“But too bad our mood can’t make up for those other goals we gave up,” Smith added.

White then found the back of the net for Chrisman by burying a penalty kick in the 24th minute. Sagastume punched in a close shot in the 59th minute and another in the 62nd minute to secure the victory.

“Yesterday, the boys played a pretty good game,” Straub said. “I thought, today, they played a really good 80 minutes. We were much more solid from beginning to end than what we were yesterday.”

By contrast, Fort Osage (6-6, 2-3) didn’t play well from start to finish, according to Indians coach Andrew Fletcher.

“For whatever reason, Chrisman played really well,” Fletcher said. “They outplayed us. They outhustled us. Some of our boys looked really tired. Some of them looked disinterested.”

“That’s very disappointing,” Fletcher said. “But we (will) move on.”

Smith also expressed disappointment with the Indians’ performance.

“We’re a better team than we showed out here tonight,” he said. “But we’ll have another go at them here in a couple (of) weeks – and hopefully, (the) outcome will be a little different.”