Basehor-Linwood bounces back, blows out Maranatha Academy
Basehor-Linwood soccer players showed an ability to bounce back from a loss Monday as they shelled Maranatha Academy, 5-1, at BLHS.
Patrick Rutherford led the Bobcats with three goals, helping them recover from a 7-0 loss to St. James Academy Thursday, Sept. 9.
“We played much better and we worked the ball around,” coach Austin Knipp said.
Basehor-Linwood emphasized the fundamentals against Maranatha, stressing the importance of passing the ball and working for good shots.
Dakota Foster got Basehor-Linwood on the scoreboard with a first-half goal. It was the only score of the half.
“In the first half, the team was a little timid,” Knipp said. “We had the St. James game in our head a little bit in the first half, and in the second half we just went out and got after it, which was good. I think they understood they could score and beat this team. I just told them to keep it simple.”
Rutherford scored two goals early in the second half, giving BLHS a 3-0 lead.
Immaculata then scored its only goal of the game.
Basehor-Linwood answered with a Rutherford goal. Destry Bryan tacked on a late score, helping to clinch the game.
Russell Clark started in goal and led the Bobcats’ defensive efforts.
“He has done really well,” Knipp said. “He worked hard in the offseason, and I can tell it is paying off for him.”
Basehor-Linwood (2-1) was scheduled to play Tuesday at Atchison but the game was canceled due to wet field conditions.