Joslyn’s goal propels BHS to 1-0 victory
Louis Joslyn and Caleb Michels worked together to give Baldwin High School a soccer victory just in the nick of time Tuesday.
The pair of BHS juniors teamed up on an assist and goal in the closing seconds to help BHS earn a road victory at Perry-Lecompton. Michels earned the assist, while Joslyn scored the goal as Baldwin (6-4-1) beat the Kaws 1-0.
“It was a good game,” coach Mark Joslyn said. “It was a back-and-forth game. With about 14 seconds to go, we got the ball to Caleb, who played it to Louis. Then it was bam; we scored. That was the game. It was a big relief.”
Baldwin took several shots during the game but came up empty every time. The Kaws strung together a few shots with around five minutes to go, but BHS sophomore Mason Bandré stopped all shots on goal.
“Perry played well,” Joslyn said. “The thing that helped us is we played the full 80 minutes. We didn’t let a late goal or a corner kick beat us, which has been our Achilles heel in the past. We played strong all game. It was a very good win.”
Joslyn was also pleased that the Bulldogs improved from their 4-1 loss at Basehor-Linwood last Thursday. It was their second straight defeat.
“On Thursday, I thought we didn’t play smart and beat ourselves,” he said. “This game was key to whether we were going to change that or not. We did. We kept working and in soccer, if you do that, good things will happen to you if you do that. I think we are improving. We are looking at finishing the season strong, particularly within our league. We’d like to get a couple more league wins and see what happens in regionals.”
Baldwin will play at 4:30 p.m. today at Eudora and then it will play at 4 p.m. Tuesday at home against Louisburg. BHS beat Eudora earlier this year, but lost at Louisburg.
“We got them on our field and nobody likes our field,” Joslyn joked. “It’s tough to play on.”