Trailblazers topple BLHS soccer, 4-1
The Gardner-Edgerton girls soccer team stayed on the attack Monday against Basehor-Linwood en route to a 4-1 victory at GEHS.
The Trailblazers scored first-half goals on a corner kick and a penalty kick.
BLHS answered with a goal from freshman Samantha Rutherford, who received an assist on the play from fellow freshman Kara Stephens.
The score stood at 2-1 at the halftime whistle.
“At times, we played well,” BLHS coach Jaclyn Naster said. “We lost our composure a few times and they capitalized on it. At one point the game was 2-1. We could have tied it up, but we let them get two quick goals and we never really recovered.”
In the second half, Gardner-Edgerton played a faster pace and used it to create more scoring opportunities, Naster said.
“It seems like they really started attacking in the second half which is how their other two goals were scored,” she said.
While the Bobcats did not match the Trailblazers’ offensive output, Naster said she was pleased with how her squad played on offense.
“Our offense was better,” Naster said. “We worked a lot on finishing last week and we had quite a few opportunities, but we only managed to put one goal in. But that’s OK. We are going to work on finishing some more and hopefully play well against Piper on Friday.”
Naster said the team can grow from the loss.
“I think that every game, we learn something about ourselves as a team and we use that knowledge at practice to do what we can to make improvements,” she said.
BLHS (1-2-1) plays at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Piper.