Seaman’s game-winner lifts BLHS soccer past Harmon in 2OT
For the third time in three nights, the Basehor-Linwood High School girls soccer team took to the field in search of a victory.
The Bobcats’ persistence paid off in the form of a 3-2 double-overtime victory Thursday evening at BLHS.
With a new look line-up, coach Derek Mazeitis wasn't sure how his team would come out.
"In an effort to get a little more offense, we have decided to put some of our experience into more attacking positions,” he said. “It seemed to pay off today."
After trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Bobcats’ lineup adjustments paid off as Ellen Farris scored and tied the game at 1-1.
BLHS took the lead about 10 minutes later when Samantha Rutherford buried a shot from 35 yards out off of an assist from Desiree Ridder.
Just as the Bobcats were closing in on the victory, Harmon came through with the equalizer on a well-placed free kick with three minutes remaining in regulation.
The squads battled through a 10-minute scoreless overtime. Then, four minutes into the second overtime period, Ridder sent a cross in front of the goal to Melissa Seaman who buried the game-winner.
After a rough start to the season, the Bobcats appear to be hitting their stride. They’re 2-2 in their last four games and are now 3-10 this season.
"I am really proud of how our players are coming along and working hard,” Mazeitis said. “They are progressing and becoming a better team every day."
The Bobcats play host to three games next week. They will face Leavenworth on Monday, Tonganoxie on Tuesday and then Bishop Ward at 6 p.m. Friday for Senior Night.
The Class 4-1A regional playoffs begin May 16.