BSHS girls shut out Cair Paravel for first soccer victory
Coach Jaclyn Naster is in her second season coaching the Basehor-Linwood girls soccer team, and the Bobcats are showing signs of improvement.
A comfort level is setting in for the Bobcats. Through three games, the team has felt defeat, victory and the odd feeling of a tie.
“We picked up where we left off last year, so I feel like we are already way ahead of where we were last year at this time,” Naster said.
The team’s last game, a victory over Topeka-Cair Paravel, is the latest sign of progress. Kara Stephens scored two goals and led Basehor-Linwood to a 3-0 victory. Sheridan Miles scored the team’s other goal. On defense, goalkeeper Carol Smith earned the shutout.
The victory came on the heels of a 4-0 loss to De Soto on Thursday at home.
“We had a great first half, we just couldn’t finish,” Naster said. “They have one really great player that we kept track of in the first half, but she got away a few times in the second half and scored some goals.
“I was happy with the way we are able to move the ball. Our defense played very well.”
Carly Stanley scored all four of the Wildcats’ goals.
“She is a very talented player,” Naster said. “I rotated my girls in marking her, but she wore them all down.”
While the team didn’t score against De Soto, Naster said her team’s offense is showing improvement.
“Offense is a work in progress,” she said. “We struggled last year to finish, but I think we have a good idea of where we need to go from here.”
Basehor-Linwood (1-1-1) was slated to play Piper on Tuesday, but the game was rained out. The Bobcats next play at 6 p.m. Monday at Gardner-Edgerton.