Archive for Thursday, October 27, 2005

BHS soccer ends season with overtime loss

October 27, 2005

After winning its "play-in" game Monday for regionals, the Baldwin High School soccer team finished its season with a tough loss to Kansas City Sumner in overtime Tuesday.

The Bulldogs' season wrapped up Tuesday, when they were defeated 2-1 in the Class 4A sub state tournament.

"For about 60 minutes of this game, we were the better team," said coach Gus Wegner.

Baldwin's Kirby Flory scored the first goal of the game six minutes into the contest. Around 10 minutes later, BHS had a chance at a penalty kick but missed.

Neither team scored until very late in the second half, when Sumner tied the game with eight minutes remaining.

"There was a slight let down in the second half," Wegner said.

Sumner also got its chance at a penalty kick, but also missed. The two teams headed to overtime.

Shortly into the overtime, Sumner scored, winning the game and advancing further into sub state.

"It was like a dream, because I was sure this wasn't happening," Wegner said of the game.

On Monday, Baldwin hosted a "play-in" game for sub state against Perry-Lecompton. The contest was one of two games that helped determine the final two seeds for the Class 4A sub state.

The Bulldogs came away with a 1-0 win. Flory scored the only goal of the game.

"It wasn't our best game, but we played well enough to win," Wegner said. "We just couldn't put the ball in the net, which has been a problem for us."

Junior Nathan Dick thought Baldwin played well.

"I think we played well as a team and we pulled off a win," Dick said.

Baldwin finished the season 6-12 and will lose three seniors to graduation.

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