Bobcats battle to tie with Golden Bears
Basehor-Linwood’s boys soccer players displayed some resilience in a 4-4 tie against Turner High School on Friday.
Twice in the game, the Bobcats overcame two-goal deficits, eventually forcing a pair of overtimes where neither team could punch in the winning goal.
With the tie, Basehor-Linwood’s record is now 2-10-2 on the season entering its game at 6 p.m. today at home against Bonner Springs.
The Bobcats had to rally from a 4-2 deficit in the second period to tie the game.
“I think the game showed a lot of progress, we showed a lot of confidence to come back from that deficit,” coach Kevin Vincent said. “In previous games, we would have got our heads down after trailing by a couple of goals, but this was a huge step for us to come back. This should help us end the season at the level we are capable of playing.”
Turner scored two goals in the first period to take a 2-0 lead.
BLHS got on the scoreboard with a goal by Tanner Bowers. The goal occurred on a restart kick that went over the arms of the extended goalie and into the net.
Later in the period, Basehor-Linwood tied the game when Beau Himpel scored on a header. The score was 2-2 at halftime.
Turner scored two goals early in the second period to take the 4-2 lead. The second goal occurred when goalkeeper Ryan Lawless bobbled a ball that went into the goal.
Basehor-Linwood rallied with a score by Cameron Harvey. A little later, Bowers scored to tie the game.
Neither team scored the rest of regulation.
“That is the type of play that I have been looking for all season,” Vincent said to his team after the first period.
The two teams had opportunities to score in overtime, but neither one could convert them into goals. The game was declared a tie after the second overtime.