Archive for Thursday, October 5, 2006

BHS soccer team split league games

October 5, 2006

After beating Paola on the new artificial turf at Baker University's Liston Stadium last Thursday, the Baldwin High School soccer team lost a tough game to Louisburg Monday night.

The Bulldogs defeated Paola 3-1 in their first true home game of the season.

"It was one of the best passing games we've had," assistant coach Matt McCune said. "Our attacking patterns were much improved at times using both flanks. The way we were able to begin our possession from the back was nice to see."

Most of the Bulldogs felt the team played a more than exceptional game against Paola.

"Our game against Paola was pretty good because our passing was better than before and we passed to the open space," sophomore Tracie Weege said.

Senior Fernando Chuery scored two goals for the Bulldogs and senior Travis Moore scored one, helping the team to yet another victory.

On Monday, the Bulldogs suffered a setback when they were defeated 5-1 by Louisburg. Baldwin beat Louisburg 3-1 on Sept. 7. Coach Gus Wegner said the Bulldogs didn't play very well early in the game.

"We didn't play well again in the first half," Wegner said. "We forgot again what had gotten us our record. We played too much individually."

The Louisburg field is smaller than Liston, which also affected the team.

"We realized after that game we do a lot better on larger fields," Wegner said. "We weren't able to spread the defense."

Baldwin has been practicing on passing a lot more.

"We have been working on the skeleton drill to get the ball to the other side of the field without losing the ball," Weege said.

The Bulldogs continue working hard every day, whether it is in practice or in a game.

"After a week of practice, constantly working on possession and attacking patterns, it was nice to see the practice routine carry over into the game," McCune said.

The Bulldogs next play at 10 a.m. Saturday in Eudora.

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