Baldwin High girls soccer advances in post-season
The Baldwin High School girls soccer team blasted Kansas City Christian of Olathe, 9-0, on Monday in the first round of the 1A through 4A regional playoffs.
As a reward, the Bulldogs, who are now 7-10 on the year, will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Miege. At 12-4, Bishop Miege is the top-seeded team in the regional.
Bulldog coach Erryn Kindle said the Bulldogs two top scorers broke open a back-and-forth game against K.C. Christian.
“Sierra (McKinney) scored on a long kick, and Erica (Petry) got a goal on a PK,” he said. “After that the team started passing well and the defense kept the ball on our side of the field.”
Baldwin has now won three of its last four matches.
“We’ve come together and are playing our best soccer at the end of the season,” Kindle said. “As a coach, that’s what you want.”
The team’s record is a reflection of a schedule that included many 5A and 6A schools and very good 4A teams like Topeka-Hayden. Baldwin has shown the ability to play competitively with all the teams if faced, so Kindle doesn’t expect the Bulldogs to be intimidated by Bishop Miege.
He is attempting to get a scouting report on the opponent, but absent that will prepare to play to the Bulldogs’ strengths.
“We’ll come out and play our game,” he said. “If we see they have some special players, we’ll match them and try to make in a defensive, low-scoring game.”