Archive for Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lansing drills BLHS

April 24, 2008

With a pair of starters missing and an untimely red card, the Basehor-Linwood soccer team found itself on the wrong end of a 10-1 score Tuesday evening at Lansing.

Jenny Swabb scored the Lady Bobcats' only goal.

Carol Smith received the red card after a referee said she used questionable language.

"The ref says he heard it, and we pride ourselves on being a classy team," coach Kevin Vincent said. "I wasn't happy with it. It creates a difficult situation for the team. I didn't say a whole lot to her; she takes it very personally."

Vincent, who has often found himself on the other side of such lopsided scores, said it is best to forget about the score and just work hard.

"We usually try to win with class and make sure our players realize when you win big, there will also be times when you are on the other end," he said. "It's difficult anytime you lose, especially in this fashion. As long as we continue to play and give effort, we'll get better. You can't use excuses; you just have to persevere."

The loss dropped BLHS to 4-4-1 overall and 1-2 in the Kaw Valley League.

The Lady 'Cats will have a busy upcoming week. They take on Ottawa at home on Thursday and Kansas City Christian at home on Friday before going on the road to Mill Valley on Tuesday.

"I think that we have our ups and our downs," Vincent said of the team's progress. "When we can put a complete game together, we can play well. We have to work on focusing and putting a complete game together. That's what it takes to win in the playoffs. That's what we are working on right now, overcoming letdowns."

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