BLHS soccer squad beats Maur Hill, braces for Senior Night against BSHS
The Basehor-Linwood soccer squad will celebrate Senior Night with a pre-game ceremony before its 6 p.m. home game today against Bonner Springs.
Trent Smith, Cameron Harvey, Cory Stephens, Symon Seaton, Patrick Rutherford and Destry Bryan will play their final regular-season home games tonight.
“I don’t like to think about it; it sucks,” Seaton said. “I don’t look at it as the end of my career, because I still see myself playing in the future.”
Smith said it is difficult.
“It is scary to think that we have played our whole life, and it is going to be over,” he said.
Basehor-Linwood coach Austin Knipp can remember his final game.
“We lost 7-2 to Bonner Springs,” he said.
It was the game that Knipp, playing for BLHS, tied the Kansas state scoring record.
“It was the only time that I ever cried after a game. I don’t know why, but for some reason that was the only time,” he said.
Knipp said he knows it will be a special night for the players, and he stressed the importance of playing good soccer and preparing for regional play.
With a 10-3-2 record, Basehor-Linwood will likely enter regional play as the No. 2 seed behind Bonner Springs. The two teams play tonight and Knipp said it will be a big game for his program.
The Bobcats beat Maur Hill 2-1 on Tuesday.
“I thought we played pretty well. We moved the ball the best we had all season,” Knipp said.
The Bobcats had additional chances to score, but they couldn’t capitalize on enough opportunities.
Trey Kincheloe and Seaton scored the BLHS goals. Kincheloe scored toward the end of the first half off of a corner kick. Zack Sawalich had the assist. Seaton scored off of an assist from Dakota Foster with 27 minutes left in the second half.
Maur Hill scored with 10 minutes left.