The Holy Family boys’ soccer team faced three conference opponents this week, winning all three games.
On Tuesday, Mound-Westonka came to town to avenge an early season tie with Holy Family, but that was not to happen. The Fire jumped out to an early lead when David Kemmerer scored in the fourth minute of the game. Kyle Schumer took over the remainder of the half by adding two more goals and assisting on a third goal scored by Taylor Gallagher. Mound-Westonka added two goals by Derek Fuhrmann and Jesse Orenge in the final four minutes of the game to make the final score 4-2.
Two days later, the Fire traveled to Delano to play an evening game under the lights. In the ninth minute, Kemmerer scored the first goal of the game. Two minutes later Kemmerer was awarded a penalty kick, which was deferred to defenseman Kevin Mullaney who quickly made the score 2-0. Kemmerer did record his second goal in the game midway through the second half as he connected on a Rob Salvador through pass. The late Delano charge was thwarted twice by Fire defenseman Tyler Besser as he stepped in to save two open net shots keeping the final score 3-1 in favor of the Fire.
The third conference opponent of the week was on Saturday afternoon at Holy Family against the visiting Hutchinson Tigers. The attack of Holy Family proved too strong for the Tigers to handle, with David Kemmerer and Mason Logan each scoring two goals and one assist as the host Fire went on to win 7-0. Other Holy Family players contributing on the scoring were Joe Grunow with one goal and one assist, with Tim Sundem and Taylor Gallagher each adding a goal apiece. Goalies Daniel Dennehy and Joe Hanel combined for the Fire’s fifth shutout.