Torres tabs all-state; all-conference for 10 others

T-R FILE PHOTO - Marshalltown’s Jose Torres celebrates his goal against Southeast Polk during a Class 3A substate final May 25 in Pleasant Hill.

The Marshalltown boys soccer team advanced to the state tournament for the first time in 18 years, and the Bobcats have a few more accolades to add to their Class 3A participant trophy.

Marshalltown junior forward Jose Torres has been named to the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Associations 3A all-state second team after finishing tied for first in the class with 24 goals this spring.

Torres tallied 24 goals to go with six assists, totaling 54 points to rank second in 3A as well. Torres scored at a rapid pace this season, converting 47.1 percent of his 51 shots on goal into goals. He never scored more than three goals while averaging 1.3 goals per game in helping Marshalltown post a 16-3 record, a No. 5 state ranking and the school’s third trip to the state tournament.

The Bobcats fell to eventual third-place finisher Cedar Rapids Washington in the 3A state quarterfinals, 3-0.

Torres was also one of four Marshalltown players selected to the all-CIML Iowa Conference first team. He was joined by senior forward Samuel Estrada junior midfielder Rene Hernandez and senior defender Austin Shomo.

Hernandez was second on the team with seven goals, five assists and 19 points. Estrada tallied two goals and two assists, while Shomo helped lead a Bobcat defense that allowed only 14 goals in 19 matches.

The Bobcats had a trio of second-team honorees as well — senior forward Brandon Ordaz, junior goalkeeper Jesus Munoz and sophomore defender Pah Dah Bu.

Ordaz shared second place on the team with seven goals to go with four assists, while Bu added two goals. Munoz saved 89.6 percent of the shots he faced, making 112 stops while allowing 13 goals during his time in net.

The Bobcat defense recorded 12 shutouts among its 19 wins this spring.

All-conference honorable mention selection went to seniors Caleb Summers and Ronaldo Ordaz and juniors Andres Orozco and Jack Play.