BSHS girls soccer shuts out BLHS to open regional play
Bonner Springs advanced past the first round of girls regional soccer action with a 6-0 win against Basehor-Linwood on Monday at home.
The Braves, who defeated BLHS 4-0 earlier this season, scored three times in each half on their way to a 6-0 win securing a matchup with No. 2-seeded Piper (8-4-1) on Wednesday.
"We had some decent finishes, but I don't think we played anywhere near as well as we did last week," BSHS coach Mike Moulin said. "We need to have more and quicker ball movement going into the next game. It's going to be tough, Piper is a good team.”
The scoring opened for No. 7 Bonner Springs (7-9), less than 10 minutes into the contest when Miyah Hightower scored the game's first goal. Julianne Jackson doubled the Braves lead with a goal with 30:59 left to play. The BSHS advantage remained at two until 12:03 before halftime when Bailey Hightower made it 3-0.
"I thought we were flat and made some early mistakes that put us in a big hole and weren't able to overcome that," BLHS head coach Derek Mazeitis said.
The second half played out similarly to the first with two early Brave goals and a third coming late in the half.
Following goals by Shelby Taylor (39:28) and Jayme Fratzel (31:30) Bonner Springs took a 5-0 lead, while Hannah Hunt's goal with 7:11 left on the clock capped the scoring and accounted for the final margin.
"I'd like to see more enthusiasm from the team on Wednesday," Moulin said. "They all have the skill and knowledge, it's just a matter of going out there and wanting to do it."
The loss ends Basehor-Linwood's season at 4-11. Playing their final game for the Bobcats were seniors Samantha Rutherford and Kara Stephens.
"It was a tough year, but also a fun year," Mazeitis said. "I really appreciate the team's effort and how they came together."