BOYS SOCCER: Indians suffer loss to rival Chrisman


Jordyn Gates

ANTICIPATION. Waiting for the throw in, senior Luke Clark (25) sets himself up for a header. The Indians battled the Bears close but fell 3-0.

Story by Jordyn Gates, Reporter

The Fort Osage varsity soccer team lost their home game against William Chrisman on Sept. 30 3-0. Tyler Large, Mitchell Cory and Joseph Casebolt all scored goals for the Bears.

Rhys Rippey saved the penalty goal after losing a player due to an inadvertent handball on a shot on goal. He was also able to make 10 saves throughout the game. Rippey feels that after losing one of our best defenders they struggled to contain the Bears.

“I think we played well considering we played a man down for the majority of the game,” Rippey said during a text interview. “After losing one of our few talented defenders we had to change our entire game to fill that spot.”

They lost a player due to the red card and had to play with 10 players. Tristan Hinckley thinks they played well as a team.

“We had the unfortunate red card at the start which is always tough to battle back from,” Hinkley said. “So the fact that we held them to three goals with 10 players, it was a great thing. We need to work more on filling in for each other (and) having that communication and knowing where to be at. Overall it was a great performance by the team, just unfortunate circumstances that were tough to battle back from and we couldn’t bring back a win.”

The last time our varsity team won against William Chrismon it was a home game on Oct. 20, 2020. Head Boys Soccer Coach RaDel Hinckley, feels that his team worked hard and gave it all they had.

“Fort Osage fought hard tonight, playing a man down for over 60 minutes.”Coach Hinkley said in a Twitter post. 

The soccer team lost to Grain Valley 5-1 on Oct. 7.  They will take on Winnetonka High School at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at home.