Baldwin High soccer team looks to end 4-game skid Thursday

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September 16, 2015

The Baldwin High School soccer team losing streak stretched to four Monday when it was unable to take advantage of chances in a 2-0 loss at Eudora.

With the loss, the Bulldogs’ season record fell to 1-5 and their Frontier League record dropped to 1-3.

Coach Andrew Ising said the Bulldogs had significantly more shots on goal than the Cardinals, outshooting the home team 18 to 6, but could get a kick in the net.

“We had several come off the post, and their goalie made some diving catches,” he said. “It was a series of unlucky bounces.”

Baldwin ran into to something new at Eudora as the Cardinals’ new coach Darren Erpelding, who had considerable success at De Soto, packed in five or six player on the defensive side.

“It gave us something new to work on,” Ising said.

The loss came after Baldwin played a solid second half last Thursday against Basehor-Linwood, erasing a 2-0 halftime deficit before falling in extra time.

In that match, too, the Bulldogs had difficulty finding the net and missed a great opportunity with about 5 minutes left to go ahead when senior Brendan Owings broke in front of defenders but couldn’t get his kick in the goal.

The second-half goals the Bulldogs did score were from penalty kicks. Owings powered home the first goal with 17:21 remaining, and senior Austin Jamison added the tying PK goal a little less than three minutes later.

Ising said the team was down after the Eudora loss but has been working hard. t will look to get back into the win column with a home match at 4 p.m. today against Louisburg.

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