"It's pretty big," said Great Bend's senior forward Alex Urias. "The third time is always the hardest. We played Hays last year three times and the third time there was also the hardest."
Great Bend earned their first goal against Dodge late in the first half. They went into the locker room ahead one to nil.
"It was a pretty good pass from Ivan Galindo," Urias said regarding his goal. "We've been working on those trying not to be offsides and we finally got a goal on Dodge."
Early in the second half the Panthers sealed their second goal and the remainder of the game was a battle. Dodge City had multiple opportunities to score but couldn’t convert.
"We controlled the ball pretty good in the first half and we had several chances to score in the second half," said Great Bend head coach Gus Prieto. "We could have scored some more goals but I think overall everyone played very good today. They know that we needed this win to stay in the top of the WAC."The Panthers won 2-0 and they head to take on Wichita Heights next. Dodge City will look to rebound against Wichita Trinity on Thursday afternoon.
"It was a big win in the WAC for us," said Great Bend senior midfielder Mario Espino. "I feel like it was also more personal since I have been on varsity for four years and this is our first year actually giving Dodge a game. So coming out here, playing them and winning, it means a lot to me."