Archive for Thursday, April 10, 2008

Double overtime and still no winner: Basehor ties Gardner

April 10, 2008

Basehor-Linwood began a tough stretch of games on Monday against Gardner-Edgerton.

After the original girls soccer game on Thursday was washed out, the schools rescheduled for Monday.

This meant the Bobcats would play four games in five nights.

BLHS started the slate with a draw, battling to a 1-1 tie in double overtime.

"I thought this was our best game this season," coach Kevin Vincent said.

The tie runs the team's record to 2-2-1.

Shanna Couch scored off a free kick with about 16 minutes left to tie the game and ultimately send it into overtime.

"When we scored it seemed like the momentum shifted and I thought we would be able to get a second," Vincent said.

The team was unable to do that, but they were buoyed by a strong game in goal by Carol Smith.

"Carol Smith made some incredible saves that kept us in the game," Vincent said.

The team had some "nice passing sequences" and said the defense "played extremely well," Vincent said.

"Gardner is a very good team, but we were able to play with them for 100 minutes," Vincent said. "It would have been easy to put our heads down when we got down, but our girls fought until the end and were able to get the tying goal."

BLHS will play host to KC Christian on Thursday and Piper on Friday.

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