Archive for Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Bobcats upset defending champs

September 6, 2006

It was just one game, but it announced to the Kaw Valley League that Basehor-Linwood soccer is a force to be reckoned with. On Wednesday night the Bobcats beat a Lansing team that featured 10 seniors, including all-state goalie Alex Burton. The Lions, along with Mill Valley and Bonner Springs, finished as the KVL co-champs last year.

Basehor-Linwood fell behind 2-0 before three second-half goals by Austin Knipp turned the game around. Knipp upped his goal total to seven after just four games. BLHS improved to 3-1 on the season.

"Words can't express how big this is," BLHS coach Kevin Vincent said. "We've struggled against the top-tier teams in the past and beating one of them really helps build our confidence."

The Bobcats play at St. Joe Benton next Monday, Sept.11, and at Bishop Ward on Tuesday, Sept. 12. For a full update on BLHS soccer, see next week's Sentinel newspaper.

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