BHS soccer team ties Tonganoxie in opener
Baldwin High School's boys' soccer team was able to overcome a goal during the opening minutes of its first game of the season on Friday.
Tonganoxie opened the game with a quick goal to grab a 1-0 lead. Baldwin tied the game during the second half, but was unable to score the winning goal as it tied the Chieftains 1-1.
Baldwin tied the match at 1-1 in the 56th minute on a penalty kick by senior Louis Joslyn. He had perfect placement on his PK, sending it high on the right side, out of THS goalkeeper Keaton Truesdell’s reach.
The penalty came when Tonganoxie senior Joseph Parrino was called for a foul in the box after kicking a BHS attacker in the shin and missing the ball completely.
Like his counterpart Bandre’, Truesdell proved tough in goal. The junior had three second half saves before stopping another shot in the first overtime period and turning away three more BHS chances in the second overtime — including two in the final 30 seconds, the first of which he pulled off by knocking the ball away as he dove to his right.
Tonganoxie took an early 1-0 lead in just the second minute of play when junior Matt Saathoff fired a free kick into the top right corner of the goal from roughly 35 yards out.
The long shot proved to be the only one the home team could sneak past BHS junior goalkeeper Mason Bandre’, though, as the Chieftains played the next 78 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods without a score.
Baldwin will host Paola at 4 p.m. Tuesday.