Archive for Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Basehor-Linwood captures KVL soccer title

October 17, 2007

The good times are here for the Basehor-Linwood soccer program.

The Basehor-Linwood soccer program's winning streak reached five games on Tuesday.

Basehor-Linwood improved to 13-2 on the season with a 2-1 victory over Maur Hill.

The Bobcats won the game in overtime with a goal from Sam Seaman. Ryan Sirridge scored the team's other goal in the game.

Maur Hill's goal came from Jacobo Ramos.

Basehor-Linwood plays Bonner Springs at 6 tonight at Bonner Springs.

The team begins regional play on Monday, and the brackets will be released on Saturday.

This week's events followed a successful week for the Bobcats.

Basehor-Linwood capped a huge week--four wins in four days and clinching the Kaw Valley League championship--by blowing out Immaculata on Oct. 11, 10-0.

Fatigue did not appear to be an issue for the Bobcats, who beat Perry-Lecompton on Monday, Sumner Academy on Tuesday and Bonner Springs to wrap up the league title on Wednesday.

BLHS scored all 10 goals against IMac in the first half. The game was called at the intermission due to a 10 or greater goal lead rule. The Bobcats pulled their starters and inserted backups sooner than halfway through the first half after the score became lopsided.

"It was good to get the younger guys some varsity experience," coach Kevin Vincent said. "After playing four games in four days, it was good to give the starters a rest. The Bonner game took a lot out of us, being a big rivalry."

Nine Bobcats chipped in for the 10 goals--Alex DeMoro scored two and Symon Seaton, Nick Stevens, Tanner Bowers, Ryan Sirridge, Kyle Allen, Matt Murrell, Sam Seaman and Stephen Millison each had one.

"Alex really have us a spark," Vincent said. "He is an opportunistic player."

The four-win week came directly on the heels of a two loss week that knocked the team out of the number one ranking in the state.

"This week was big," Vincent said. "It really helped show us that we can still do it. We played some good teams."

The team also secured one of its goals with the Kaw Valley title.

"With our league, being league champions is a big honor," Vincent said. "The quality of teams in this conference is second to none. This shows how far we have come."

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