BHS soccer team has week of highs, lows
After losing their first game against Paola, the Baldwin High School soccer team came back strong with wins against Louisburg and Eudora on the road at both the varsity and junior varsity levels to make their records 2-1.
On Thursday, the Bulldogs traveled to Louisburg hoping to bounce back from its loss to Paola. They won their first game of the season with a 6-2 victory of the Wildcats.
"We played a very tough, physical team," assistant coach David Theis said. "Our ability to keep our midfield fresh had a huge impact on our success. (Trey) Miller had an outstanding game, he made stops that were really amazing," Theis said.
Despite the win, the Bulldogs received a couple setbacks during the game. Senior Walt Nitcher broke his lower leg and junior Travis Moore tore his ACL. Nitcher and Moore are the Bulldogs' team captains.
Sophomore Dustin Schiller, freshman Tracie Weege, freshman Nick Barkley, junior Aaron Karlin, Grant Schenewerk and Moore each scored one goal.
"We played well, we communicated well and we played textbook perfect soccer, "Theis said. "It was extremely fun to watch. Our team is really starting to get together, I think we will surprise more teams, just as we did Louisburg."
The junior varsity squad took the victory, 3-2, with Schenewerk scoring twice and freshman Steve Kempenar scoring once.
Theis had praise aplenty for the junior varsity performance.
"We played extremely well," Theis said. "Goalies James Simmons and Trey Miller did a great job. Louisburg put some of their varsity players in and still couldn't get it done. We were a much stronger team and it showed."
On Monday the Bulldogs added their second victories of the season by soundly defeating home team Eudora, 6-3 and 4-2.
In the varsity game Karlin scored two goals while junior Nathan Dick, Weege, Barkley, and Schiller each scored one.
The junior varsity team won 4-2 to cap the night off with two Bulldgo victories.
The next soccer match for the Bulldogs is at 4 p.m. Monday at home against DeSoto.