Bulldogs lose another key player for season
Another major injury has struck the Baldwin High School soccer team as it has now dropped its last four games and fallen to a 4-6 record.
The Bulldogs may have lost sophomore Dustin Schiller for the season. Schiller has suffered a stress fracture in his leg and will be missed.
"It's bad whenever you lose a player, but when you lose a captain, you lose leadership," coach Gus Wegner said. "We are starting to get thin. Losing Dustin was kind of like losing the last thread."
Without Schiller, Baldwin was beaten by Louisburg 4-0 Monday, despite beating them 6-2 earlier in the season.
"They (Louisburg) turned the tables on us this time, since we beat them the first time," Wegner said.
All of the Wildcats' goals were scored in the first half, but Baldwin was never able to put enough offense together to catch up.
Last Thursday, the Bulldogs traveled to Paola for its first rematch of the season. Once again Baldwin shut its opponent out in the first half, but Paola's four goals in the first half were hard to overcome.
BHS junior Kirby Flory scored Baldwin's only goal, which was assisted by Schiller.
Wegner said the team is having problems playing hard in both halves.
"The last two games have been the tales of two halves," Wegner said. "We have started out too slow the last two games. I don't know what the reason is either. We also aren't able to finish, because we can't put the ball in the goal."
The Bulldogs' schedule doesn't get any easier either as their final four games are on the road. Their final home game starts at 10 a.m. Saturday against Eudora.
Baldwin played Tonganoxie at home Wednesday at home and lost 1-0. There will be information on this game in next week's Signal.