Garden City smokes Hesston

Garden City smokes Hesston

W, 5-1

By Mike Pilosof

Photo by Adam Shrimplin

Garden City, KS-Whatever frustrations Garden City had after they let one slip away vs. Cloud County on Wednesday, they took them out on Hesston 72 hours later.

Abdoulaye Agyen scored twice, Eduardo Filho had a goal and an assist, and Garden City blasted the Larks 5-1 Saturday night at Broncbuster Stadium.

Things didn't start out great for the Broncbusters. They fell behind less than 10 minutes into the contest when Itallo da Silva Dias smoked a ball past Gabriel Melo to put Hesston up 1-0.

It was all Garden City from there.

Filho set Agyen up beautifully a little over 60 seconds later. Once the sophomore received the pass, he sent an absolute rocket past Tanner Unruh to tie the match. In the 21st minute, it was Agyen again, teaming up with David Bellin on a tremendous give-and-go that pushed Garden City ahead 2-1.

The score stayed that way until the 54th minute. That's when Leonardo Marini found the back of the net on a dandy feed from Lucas Martins. Gabriel Vasques added a score in the 59th minute and Filho capped the night with a blast in the 60th.

Garden City absolutely dominated from the start, outshooting Hesston 18-4.

With the win, the Broncbusters slid back into third place in the Jayhawk West. They also clinched a playoff spot.

The Broncbusters close the regular season on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Dodge City.