SMW Sports Schedule-Week of Sept. 23

Andrew Dodderidge, Writer

Here’s a look at upcoming sporting events at Shawnee Mission West.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Boy’s Soccer-vs. Shawnee Mission South (7 PM-Westridge)

West soccer has started the year 2-6, with wins against Schlagle and Lawrence Free State. They are facing the Raiders tonight, who have started off the year very good, at 4-2. In South’s first game of the season, they tied Blue Valley Northwest (one of the top teams in the state) 2-2, but lost in PKs 4-3. SM South’s leading scorers this year are Calvin Freeman and Marcelo Regis, both senior forwards, with three goals apiece. SM West’s leading scorer is senior midfielder, Martin Higgins, with two goals.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Volleyball Triangular-vs. Olathe Northwest, SM North (5 PM-SM West)

Volleyball has started off the season 7-12, with wins two wins against SM South and a win against SM East. They have already faced Olathe Northwest this year, losing in straight sets two weeks ago at Olathe South. Make sure to attend this tri, being its senior night.

Friday, Sep. 27

Football-at Lawrence Free State (7 PM-LFS)

After last Friday’s spectacular finish versus Lawrence, West football takes on the undefeated Lawrence Free State Firebirds. These teams met twice last year, Free State winning the first battle 28-14, and SM West winning the second game, 48-21. Both of these teams played close games last Friday. SM West defeated Lawrence on a game winning touchdown pass from A.J. Verdini to Andre Maloney with under a minute remaining. The extra point put West in front, and they held on to win 14-13. Free State was up by 8 late in the 4th quarter on Olathe East, but gave up a running touchdown late. They made the two-point conversion stop to win the game however, 28-26. This should be a classic.

Saturday, Sep. 28

Cross Country @ Rim Rock Farm (9 AM-Lawrence, KS)

This is cross country’s third meet this year (Greg Wilson Classic, Baldwin Invitational). It takes place in Lawrence, KS, where they usually run the Kansas state meet. It is known for its covered bridge over water in the middle of the race.