Bobcats hang with Pirates but drop 1-0 decision
The Basehor-Linwood soccer team is playing close games this season, but struggling to win them.
The Bobcats lost to Piper, 1-0, on Monday in another game where a single goal decided the outcome.
This goal came in the 25th minute of the first period.
“They made an amazing shot from the inline,” coach Kevin Vincent said.
The ball entered the goal just above goalkeeper Russ Clark’s head and sank into the net.
“Their player just snuck the ball in. It was a great shot and we defended well,” Vincent said of the fluke goal.
Basehor had scoring opportunities throughout the game, but was unable to capitalize on them.
Vincent said he felt like the team improved during the game, even if the scoreboard didn’t indicate that.
“I thought we turned a corner tonight with the way we played with intensity. We played a good team and had a lot of opportunities,” he said. “At this point, the record is not as important as getting better each game. We played a quality team very tight. If we continue to do that, it will make us a better team in time for the postseason.”
What is also encouraging for the Bobcats is that out of all the losses, the team only has one blowout loss — last week’s 9-1 setback against Mill Valley.
From that loss, Vincent said, the team potentially learned some lessons.
“I told the guys that when you hit the bottom, you have to bounce back up, maybe that was a wake-up call for the way we don’t want to play,” Vincent said.
Basehor played St. James Academy on Tuesday and lost 3-2. Tanner Bowers and Corey Stephens scored goals for BLHS, but the Bobcats fell to 1-7-1 with the loss.
Basehor played Tonganoxie on Wednesday. Results of the game were unavailable at press time.