Bulldogs string three straight wins together
The Baldwin High School varsity soccer team had a successful week by winning three games, two of which were shutouts.
BHS (6-6) defeated Spring Hill 7-2 Tuesday to wrap up a 3-0 week. Coach Gus Wegner was proud of his team's effort against the first-year Spring Hill team.
"They were so happy to win last night," Wegner said Wednesday. "They were all singing the whole way home. I am really proud of the players on both teams. Our passing was excellent and we kept attacking."
Senior Dustin Schiller led the Bulldogs with five goals Tuesday. He also assisted the other two BHS goals.
Also scoring for the Bulldogs were senior Dan Glover and junior Colin Busby. Glover, along with seniors Zach Baughan and Ian Alsup, each had an assist in the victory.
"We had a lot of players that looked really good," Wegner said. "Colin's goal was important because it put us up 2-1 after halftime. Then Dustin had five goals and Dan even got one."
The junior varsity team also won Tuesday, as it defeated Spring Hill 3-1. Scoring goals for BHS were freshman Patrick Mock (two goals) and junior Anna Richards. The assists came from sophomore Mason Johnson, sophomore Shelby Arnold and freshman Sam Richards.
"They had excellent passes and they were looking for the open spaces all game," Wegner said. "They have now had three games where they have played well. They are improving and the chemistry is now there."
Last Wednesday, the varsity Bulldogs beat Tonganoxie 7-0. Then they defeated Eudora 4-0 Saturday. Both contests were at home.
"Those are programs that have been around for a little while," Wegner said of Eudora and Tonganoxie. "It was nice to win both of those games and be able to play a few more people."
The junior varsity team tied Eudora 0-0.
"I was very pleased with the JV team," Wegner said. "They are starting to play together as a team. They are passing well all over the field."
During the game against Tonganoxie, senior Alex Silva scored five goals and Schiller added the other two. One of Schiller's goals came off a bicycle kick, where he faced away from the goal and kicked the ball over his head backwards.
Against Eudora, Schiller and Silva each scored two goals for BHS. That victory marked the sixth time BHS has defeated Eudora in six games. The Bulldogs haven't lost to the Cardinals during their three years of existence as a program.
The varsity team played at Immaculata on Wednesday, but the results were unavailable at press time. Both teams will be playing at 5 p.m. today at Gardner.
BHS will host Topeka-Hayden at 4 p.m. Monday.
(BHS Correspondent Aubrey Black contributed to this story).