BLHS bounces back, shells Immaculata
Patrick Rutherford scored a hat trick Monday in a 5-1 victory over Maranatha Academy.
The performance helped the Basehor-Linwood boys soccer team get back on the winning track following a 7-0 loss to St. James Academy on Thursday.
In Monday’s game, Dakota Foster got the Bobcats on the scoreboard with a first-half goal.
The score was 1-0 at halftime.
Early in the second half, Rutherford scored two goals to give BLHS a 3-0 lead. Immaculata then got on the scoreboard with its only goal of the game.
Basehor-Linwood answered with another Rutherford goal. Destry Bryan tacked on the Bobcats’ final goal.
Russell Clark started at goalkeeper and led the Bobcats’ defensive efforts.
The game is the first of three for BLHS this week. The team plays at Bishop Ward today and again on Thursday.
St. James Academy defeats Basehor-Linwood
Basehor-Linwood lost its first game of the season Thursday.
Defending Class 4-1A state champion St. James Academy defeated Basehor-Linwood 7-0 to drop the Bobcats’ record to 1-1 on the season.
Basehor-Linwood didn’t play as well as it could have, coach Austin Knipp said.
At times, it appeared the team lacked focus. St. James Academy was on the attack throughout the game and goalkeeper Russell Clark had 17 saves.
St. James Academy had 11 corner kicks. Conversely, Basehor-Linwood had one corner kick and just one shot on goal.
The Thunder scored their first goal in the first half and then scored two quick goals early in the second half. St. James Academy seemed to be continually on offense, Knipp said.
“It was shot after shot after shot. St. James is an amazing team for so early in the season,” he said. “They have it figured out well. They were passing all over the field. (They were) taking shots anywhere they wanted to. We saw what we have to catch up to, (but) we definitely have the talent.”