Buffs blanked in Manhattan; soccer season over

Manhattan, Kan (westernkansasnews.com)-Garden City had been down this road before. 

“I remember being there (in Manhattan) as a freshman,” senior midfielder Evelyn Rodriguez said following Monday’s win over Dodge City. “It was a great experience.”

Thursday’s 7-0 loss to Manhattan might also serve in the same capacity for the younger class. But for players like Rodriguez, the book is officially closed. 

“We held them pretty good in the first half,” Rodriguez said. “But we allowed five in the second half.”

The Lady Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to two goals in the first 20 minutes of the match. That lead was not insurmountable by any stretch. The second half was a totally different story. 

Manhattan scored five goals; three of those within six minutes of each other. They also out shot Garden City 14-2. 

“I’m really proud of the girls,” coach Josue Negron said afterwards. “One loss doesn’t take away from a great season.”

The Buffaloes finish the season at 11-7.