OMAHA – The Conestoga boys competed against Omaha Roncalli in cold and windy conditions Friday night.
The Cougars found the right foot of Crimson Pride senior Trevor Oliver just as menacing.
Oliver collected five of the team’s six goals in a 6-0 ballgame at Omaha Roncalli’s soccer pitch. He scored four times in the first half and added one goal after the break. He helped the Crimson Pride (7-4) win at home for the third time this season.
Oliver penciled his name into the scorebook against Conestoga (0-7) early in the evening. He registered a goal at the 37:38 mark and then launched a 30-yard shot for a 2-0 lead ten minutes later. He collected a hat trick with 23:01 remaining and made it 4-0 midway through the period. Oliver chipped in a left-to-right assist from classmate Dominic Lam to create the halftime margin.
The Crimson Pride posted a pair of insurance goals after the break. Oliver and Lam each increased their season scoring totals with on-target shots. Oliver has scored 11 times this spring and Lam has produced three goals.
Conestoga generated several scoring chances throughout the match. Omaha Roncalli goalkeepers Mason Shirley and Kolbe Hall preserved the shutout for the team.
Both schools played in challenging conditions during the evening. The temperature dropped from the low 60s at the start of the game to 50 degrees by the final whistle. Cold wind gusts climbed as high as 22 miles per hour to create wind chills in the low 40s.
Conestoga will resume its season Tuesday with a road match at Plattsmouth. The teams will play at 6 p.m. at the grass soccer field between the PHS administration building and baseball diamond. Track teams will be using the Blue Devil Stadium surface for a meet that afternoon and evening.
Conestoga 0 0 – 0
Omaha Roncalli 4 2 – 6