Archive for Thursday, October 14, 2010

Basehor-Linwood soccer squad weathers rough stretch

October 14, 2010

After cruising through the first six weeks of the season with a 7-1 record, the Basehor-Linwood boys soccer team has struggled to find a victory in recent games.

The Bobcats — ranked fourth in the latest Class 4-1A state poll — have had one loss and two ties in the last three games.

Goals have not come easy for the team, either. On Monday, Basehor-Linwood tied Perry-Lecompton 1-1.

“It was a great game, but we were unlucky in a tie,” coach Austin Knipp said.

Neither team scored in the first half. Patrick Rutherford found the back of the net for the Bobcats in the second half, but they were unable to protect the lead and allowed the Kaws to score late and force overtime. After two scoreless overtime periods, the game ended in a tie.

While the Bobcats played well, Knipp said his team had numerous chances to score, but just could not finish.

Dakota Foster took six shots on goal to lead the offense. Two of his attempts drilled the crossbar and went out of bounds. Rutherford had another opportunity from close range that was stopped by the PLHS goalkeeper.

Again, the Bobcats controlled the tempo of the game. Perry-Lecompton attempted just six shots.

Last Thursday, Basehor-Linwood lost to Lansing, 6-0 a day after tying Bonner Springs, 1-1.

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