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Maize south wins home tourney for 4th straight year

Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 12:19 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Maize South needed less than five minutes to score in the final of their home tourney, and that was just the start of a big win over Salina South.

The Mavericks would add 8 more over the course of the remaining 75 minutes, routing the Cougars 9-2 to win the Maize South Invitational for a fourth straight year.

Maize South senior Adam Dyer delivers a corner kick in the second half of their match with...
Maize South senior Adam Dyer delivers a corner kick in the second half of their match with Salina South Saturday, September 12, 2020(Matt Henderson)

The first half saw the Mavs spreading the wealth around, with five different players finding the back of the net, all seniors that are now perfect in the tournament.

Tanner Vestring got things started, scoring after an initial block from the Cougars from a corner kick. 8 minutes later, Landon Eskridge added the first goal of his brace, finding an opening across the net to get it to 2-0.

Maize South senior Landon Eskridge closes in on the goal in the second half of their match with...
Maize South senior Landon Eskridge closes in on the goal in the second half of their match with Salina South Saturday, September 12, 2020(Matt Henderson)

Two more goals, from Robert Giroux and Adam Dyer, happened within a minute-plus span of one another to make it 4-0. Dyer would score again the second half for a brace of his own. Then with under 10 minutes to half, Raul Gerhardus made it five senior starters with goals, adding to his program leading total.

Maize South senior Raul Gerhardus attempts a shot on goal in the second half of their match...
Maize South senior Raul Gerhardus attempts a shot on goal in the second half of their match with Salina South Saturday, September 12, 2020(Matt Henderson)

The win Saturday was the biggest of the tournament for Maize South, following a 5-0 shutout of Hutchinson to open things Tuesday and a 6-3 win over Kapaun in the semifinal round.

Salina South earns a second place finish, earning wins over Wichita Classical and McPherson earlier in the week.

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