Thunder Mountain’s Jake Babcock, left, drives the ball down field against Ketchikan’s Max Collins at TMHS on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain’s Jake Babcock, left, drives the ball down field against Ketchikan’s Max Collins at TMHS on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kings shutout Falcons in Thursday match

The Thunder Mountain High School boys soccer team gave up two headers for goals, losing 3-0 to Ketchikan on Thursday at TMHS.

It marked the second win and first conference win of the season for the visiting Kings, who lost 2-0 and 3-1 to Juneau-Douglas High School late last month.

The Falcons fall to 0-4 on the season but play Kayhi again on Friday night.

“This was a game of who wanted it more, that’s all it was,” TMHS coach Josh Odum said. “And we did not.”

The Kings maintained possession for most of the match, and Izaak Jensen made the most of the team’s corner kicks.

Jensen headed the ball in off corners in the beginning of the first and second halves to furnish a two-goal advantage.

TMHS goalkeeper Alan Plosay said the team didn’t communicate who was guarding Jensen until it was too late.

“I was more concerned about the corners, but I noticed he was open a lot so I think people were getting lost in the box,” Plosay said.

The Falcons best scoring opportunity came midway through the second half. Jake Babcock intercepted a Kayhi pass and fired a quick shot that went just a few feet too high, deflecting off the crossbar and out of harm’s way.

Just as the second half hit stoppage time, the Kings added their third and final goal. Max Collins was left open in the middle of the field and scored from deep.

Several junior varsity players saw minutes late in the game for the Falcons as illness and injury plagued some team members.


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com. Follow Empire Sports on Twitter at @akempiresports.


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