HUTCHINSON — The Newton High School boys’ soccer team ended the season on a three-game winning streak, stopping Hutchinson 5-2 Thursday at the Hutchinson Soccer Complex.

Jose Rojas scored two goals for Newton. Edward Valdivia and Andy Deckert each added a goal with an assist. Jose Moreno added a goal. Bruno Duran added an assist.

“It was a good first half,” Newton coach Scott Jantzi said. “We were able to put some things together and we were able to finish. The second half, I tried to switch things up a bit. We were never able to get in a flow. We only had two shots in the second half. We put ourselves under pressure. The goals we gave up were pretty soft.”

After about a five-minute process of testing the opposition, Newton exploded for four goals in span of 10 minutes. Two of the goals came off corner kicks 48 seconds apart.

Newton put some younger players in as the half progressed and still generated a number of scoring chances.

Newton capped the scoring in the first half with a long shot by Rojas on a long counter attack.

Newton outshot Hutchinson 11-0 in the first half. The Salt Hawks managed just a couple of scoring chances in the half.

With mainly reserves in the game, Newton took the first two shots of the second half. Hutchinson finally got a shot off in the 58th minute. Less than a minute later, Hutchinson broke the clean sheet with a goal by Tyler Westfall.

Westfall added a penalty kick goal in the 77th minute.

“In the second half, we put in the younger ones, and this is a different pace for them,” Jantzi said. “We need to do a much better job going forward.”

Newton, 10-6 overall and 3-3 in AV-CTL I play, will open Class 5A regionals Monday or Tuesday. The pairings will be set Saturday.

JUNIOR VARSITY — The Newton junior varsity downed Hutchinson 1-0. David Hernandez scored for Newton.

Wednesday, the JV fell to Wichita North 5-1 at Fischer Field. Gage Lettau scored for Newton with an assist from Santíago Fernandez.

Newton ends the season 8-2-3.



1. N Andy Deckert (Edward Valdivia) 6:30

2. N Jose Rojas (unassisted) 8:53

3. N Jose Moreno (Bruno Duran) 9:41

4. N Valdivia (Deckert) 16:21

5. N Rojas (unassisted) 38:49

6. H Tyler Westfall (unassisted) 59:14

7. H Westfall (penalty kick) 76:18

Total shots — New. 11-3—14, Hut. 0-5—5. Shots on goal — New. 9-3—12, Hut. 0-5—5. Saves — New.: Hervey Medina (W) 0-3—3. Hut.: Francisco Villanueva (L) 7-3—10. Corner kicks — New. 6, Hut. 1. Fouls — New. 14, Hut. 7. Offside — New. 5, Hut. 2. Cautions — New.: Jake Entz 27:38. Hut.: Joseph Ramirez 61:11.