A second-round Class 1A soccer game went to the Beckman boys May 24 at home against Cascade, 7-0. It continued a run of six straight games in which the Blazers blanked their opponents by a total of 42-0
The Blazers wasted very little time scoring their first tally, a Mitchell Naber goal off a Conner Grover assist at the 39:23 mark, just 37 seconds after the starting whistle.
They continued to pepper Cascade keeper Willie Lynch with shots, connecting nine minutes later on an Owen Huehnergarth make. Trent Arens tallied the third goal, at the 16:02 mark, after taking a pass from lane Kramer and drilling it center net.
The Blazers led 3-0 at the half.
Logan Burchard got into the action in the second half, scoring unassisted at the 35:18 mark and then repeating the feat five minutes later.
Naber hit again with 19:15 left in the game, following a rebound off the sidebar into the net. Grover closed the scoring a minute later.
In all the Blazers pounded Lynch with 59 shots on goal: Bryce Boekholder 10, Arens and Naber nine, Ryan and Logan Burchard six, Grover five, Eli Dunkel and Huehnergarth four, Lane Kramer and Luke Schieltz two, Will Roling, Sam Oberbroeckling and Eric Heinrichs one.
Coach Mirek Laskowski added, “This was another of those games we had to play to advance. They do not provide any type of learning. But Cascade did a good job of staying with us. We remember when we were a first-year team and lost everything.
“We controlled the game completely and probably should have ended it long before the clock sounded. But we move on and that is the goal.”