Lathrop sweeps Hutchison while Monroe defeats Eielson in Tuesday Soccer action

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Soccer season rolled on last night on the FYSA Turf Fields.
The early set of games saw the Monroe Catholic Rams face the Eielson Ravens and the Lathrop and Hutchison girls teams play. ​
In the Monroe and Eielson game, the Rams were victorious in a 9-2 effort. ​
Nathan Walsh had a monster night for Monroe, scoring six goals, while Landon Nicholson added two and Weston Grahek scored one of his own. ​
Trae Puryear secured the win in goal for Monroe Catholic. ​
On the other field, The Lathrop Girls were victorious in a 1-0 effort against Hutchison. ​
Holly Kubichek scored the lone goal of this game while Goalkeeper Juliana Mandelli secured her second shutout in as many games for the now 2-0 Malemutes. ​
We caught up with the scoring leaders from both winning teams of the early games to talk about their team's success.​
"We just played really good, everyone was moving the ball hard and they just did good tonight. This team is one of the best I've played with in the past four years. I think we've really got a chance at going to state this year so it should be fun," said Walsh.​
"I think it was a good win like as a team we've developed like the past three weeks. It's like our passes are getting there, and we're really connecting and we've had a lot of opportunities and I think it was a great win for us. We're really getting in under our feet," said Kubichek.
The late game saw the Lathrop boys earn their second consecutive win with an 11-1 victory over the Hutchison Hawks.
The Malemutes built up a 7-0 lead in the first half and never looked back from there on the way to a non-conference victory.​
Freshman Connor Musick had an incredible night for the Malemutes, finishing the day with four goals. ​
Graham Wappett and Carter Mahler both added two goals of their own while Baird Reynolds, Jackson Reynolds, and Zach Herron all finished with one. ​
Andrew Farmier secured the lone goal of the night for the Hawks.​
Lathrop will now start the year at 2-0 while Hutch will move to 0-2 with both of their losses going to larger schools. ​
Musick spoke after the game about Lathrop's hot start and how the team feels moving forward.
​"I think we're really solid right now considering we lost a few players last year it's a rebuilding year and I think we're off to a pretty good start. We feel pretty confident. We have some pretty good teams ahead but we'll try to hang in there," said Musick.