Beloit Memorial’s boys soccer team allowed only a single goal in posting a pair of victories in its second annual BMHS Quad tournament Saturday at Jacobson Field.
First-round games saw Beloit blank Wilmot, 2-0, and Lake Geneva Badger shut out Monroe, 1-0.
Wilmot took third place by downing Monroe 1-0. The Purple Knights knocked off Badger, 3-1, to win the title and improve to 12-5-3.
Beloit may only have scored two goals against Wilmot, but held a 29-0 edge in shots.
“The Wilmot goalkeeper had a solid game and we played too many balls right at him or over the bar,” Beloit head coach Brian Denu said.
Jose Barron scored at the 11;10 mark off a pass from Fidel Ramirez to tie the single-season scoring record of 25 goals. Aaron Weber scored the final goal at the 58:42 mark after stealing the ball and sending a strong shot into the back of the net.
Badger was outshot by Beloit 33-6. The Knights took the lead on a goal by freshman Alberto Martinez off assists from Barron and Ricardo Ramos.
Badger tied the game on a defensive mistake by Beloit in leaving Saul Valadez unguarded for a wide open shot from 15 yards out. Barron broke the tie with his record 26th goal in the 59th minute. Pedro Gonzalez picked up the assist.
Weber gave the Knights some insurance a minute later as he had a blast just inside the 18-yard box for a 3-1 lead.
“It was a great team win for the guys and another well-earned championship,” Denu said. “Jose Barron is a special player and hard worker. Badger man-marked him from the minute the game began, but he was still able to make plays and set up teammates for good looks on goal. It was nice to see him break the school scoring record at home. It is amazing to think that he is only a sophomore.”