Siloam Springs All-Stars lead West sweep

■ Brook­lyn Buck­min­ster scored a hat trick for the girls, while Jack Bos was MVP for the boys.

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - SPORTS - By Gra­ham Thomas Staff Writer gth­omas@nwadg.com ■

CON­WAY — Siloam Springs’ soc­cer all-stars shined bright Fri­day night.

Brook­lyn Buck­min­ster scored her first ca­reer high school hat trick and Me­gan Hutto added a goal to lead the West girls to a 6-4 vic­tory over the East in the Ar­kan­sas High School Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion All-Star Girls Soc­cer Match at Estes Sta­dium on the cam­pus of the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Ar­kan­sas.

Fol­low­ing the girls game, the West boys picked up a 1-0 shutout win over the East led by game MVP Jack Bos of Siloam Springs.

Buck­min­ster got the night started for the West with an early goal in the ninth minute, and Me­gan Hutto fol­lowed with a goal in the 10th minute to give the West girls an early 2-0 lead.

Af­ter the East scored a goal to make it 2-1, Buck­min­ster was given credit for a sec­ond goal off a Sky­lurr Pa­trick cor­ner kick for her role near the box as the ball went in for a 3-1 ad­van­tage.

Pa­trick, the game’s MVP, scored two goals in the sec­ond half to go with another as­sist, while Buck­min­ster had another goal in the sec­ond half for her third of the night.

Buck­min­ster was named the West’s Most Out­stand­ing Player.

“It’s ex­cit­ing,” said Buck­min­ster, a Rogers State (Okla.) signee. “I never would have ex­pected that I would have got­ten it.”

“I would,” said her team­mate Hutto, who’s go­ing to North­east­ern State (Okla.). “She’s the best mid­fielder in the state. I tell her that ev­ery time I see her. She earns it ev­ery game.”

Siloam Springs’ Syd­ney Bom­stad started for the West as goal­keeper and played roughly half the match, split­ting time with Ben­ton’s Jayme Selph.

Kelly Car­son of Fort Smith South­side scored three goals to lead the East team and was named Most Out­stand­ing Player.

Boys West 1, East 0

Bos and the West de­fense shut down the East’s at­tack in a shutout vic­tory in the boys game.

In par­tic­u­lar, the West had to slow down a pair of for­wards from 7A state cham­pion Fort Smith North­side in Ja­son Men­doza and Ale­jan­dro Itur­raga.

“Their at­tack­ing pres­ence was very much there with the North­side for­wards,” Bos said. “They’re very good.”

For win­ning the MVP award, Bos — a John Brown signee — will re­ceive a com­mem­o­ra­tive ring.

“It’s an honor, es­pe­cially as a de­fender,” Bos said. “I nor­mally don’t get much recog­ni­tion, but I’m very hon­ored to get that.”

Luis Tor­res of El Do­rado scored the game’s only goal in the 65th minute.

Breck Rambo of Ben­ton was named the West’s Most Out­stand­ing Player, while Evan Trim­ble of Con­way got the same honor for the East.

Gra­ham Thomas/Siloam Sun­day

Siloam Springs’ Brook­lyn Buck­min­ster, right, heads the ball in for her sec­ond goal Fri­day dur­ing the Ar­kan­sas High School Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion All-Star Girls soc­cer game at Estes Sta­dium on the cam­pus of the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Ar­kan­sas. Buck­min­ster scored three goals and was named the West’s Most Out­stand­ing Player.

Gra­ham Thomas/Siloam Sun­day

Jack Bos takes a kick dur­ing the Ar­kan­sas High School Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion All-Star Boys Soc­cer Game at Estes Sta­dium on the cam­pus of the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Ar­kan­sas in Con­way. Bos was named the game’s Most Valu­able Player af­ter lead­ing the West to a 1-0 vic­tory.

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