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Waukee boys get back to winning ways

Merle Laswell - DCN: Isaac Bruns of Waukee chases after the ball against Ottumwa's Octavio Rodriguez. Bruns leads the Warriors in goals this season with five.
Merle Laswell - DCN: Isaac Bruns of Waukee chases after the ball against Ottumwa's Octavio Rodriguez. Bruns leads the Warriors in goals this season with five.

After losing for just the second time of the season on April 19 to Cedar Rapids Kennedy, the Waukee boys’ soccer team got back to its winning ways in a 3-1 victory against Ottumwa at Waukee Stadium on Tuesday.

The Warriors (6-2) have climbed to No. 15 in the latest Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association rankings after their win against the Bulldogs.

Senior Isaac Bruns had two goals and one assist in the win on Tuesday night. Michael Ellis also had one goal in the match. Luke Fegen, a senior this season, had two assists in the match.

Bruns leads the team in goals this season with five to go along with his four assists. Adam Bahnsen and Alex Herrera each have four goals this season.

Herrera and Fegen lead the team in assists with five each.

WDM Valley Tournament

The Warriors were riding a four-game winning streak into their tournament at West Des Moines Valley on April 19 and they made it a five-game winning streak after beating Millard West (Neb.) in the first match of the day.

Adam Bahnsen, a junior, scored two goals for the Warriors in the match while also adding one assist to his stat line. Sophomore Alex Herrera had one goal and one assist while senior Michael Ellis had one goal.

Jon Brimeyer, Isaac Bruns, Luke Fegen and Brady Wallace also had assists in the match against Millard West.

The Warriors’ winning streak was brought to an end as they were shutout in a 1-0 loss to Cedar Rapids Kennedy in their second match of the tournament.

In the Warriors’ match on April 18, they beat Indianola in Waukee by a score of 4-1. Bruns had two goals in the contest, while Bahnsen and Herrera also had goals.

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