Kettle Moraine Lutheran mourns the loss of former assistant soccer coach Barry Washburn, who lost his fight with ataxia on Wednesday.
Ataxia is a disease which slowly shuts down brain function, ultimately leading to death.
The team observed a moment of silence prior to its match against Winneconne to celebrate the life and honor the memory of their friend.
On the field the Chargers poured in the goals, putting a tally on the board after just two minutes, as senior Joey Behm fired a shot into the net.
Sophomore Ethan Duba and junior Joseph Raasch each added a goal, and Behm got his second to put KML up by a commanding 4-0 score.
The Chargers scored 4 more goals in the second half, and finished the game with an 8-1 victory.
Coach Matt Moeller said of the win, “I was really proud of the way the boys recognized that today’s game, and all of our games, are more important than just soccer. Even before I had the chance to tell the boys what had happened, they had already come up with several ways to honor Coach Washburn and the contribution he made to our program.”
KML is back in action Friday, welcoming rival Winnebago Lutheran Academy, currently ranked first in Division 4.
Photo is courtesy Diane Behm, of Alec Mueller.