Atchison ends Bobcats’ inaugural soccer season
The Basehor-Linwood High School soccer team had its opening season come to an end Tuesday night as the Bobcats lost in the opening round of the 4-3-2-1A Regionals. BLHS lost at Atchison, 5-1, ending its season with a 4-11-1 record.
Basehor-Linwood trailed 3-0 at the half and the Redmen increased its lead to 5-0 before BLHS Luke Hill scored a goal late in the contest.
The Bobcats entered the regional after closing out the regular season last week with a one-goal loss and a tie in two matches last week.
Last Thursday, Basehor-Linwood hosted DeSoto at Field of Dreams and lost a tight, 1-0 match to the Wildcats.
According to Lane Davis, B-L head coach, DeSotos goal was a bit questionable. The 22 players on the field did not know that it went it. However, the referee said that it did cross the goal line completely for about half a second before we cleared it out.
I am not upset with the goal that could have been across the line, Davis said. We could not get the ball in the net and that was the bottom line.
On Oct. 17, Basehor-Linwood came away with a 3-3 tie at Immaculata with all of the scoring coming in the first 41 minutes of the game.
William Bardwell scored Basehor-Linwoods first goal off a Tuman Saganov crossing pass for an easy tap-in.
After the Raiders scored a pair of quick goals, Saganov scored from 25 yards out on a pass from Scott Allen. Saganov then gave the Bobcats a 3-2 lead near the end of the half, breaking away from the Immaculata defense and putting a shot past the goaltender.
Davis said both teams had several chances to score in the second half and overtime, but could not. He added that Charles Millison, Basehor-Linwoods goaltender, came up with some key saves late in the game to preserve the tie. Davis also praised the work of sweeper Luke Hill who kept many attacking runs from Immaculata out of the penalty area.