Baldwin High soccer team returning home after improving on road
The Baldwin High School soccer team continued its improved play, going on the road to split two matches in the past week.
In Frontier league play, the Bulldogs defeated Paola, 3-1, last Thursday before losing to Spring Hill, 2-1, on Tuesday.
We have played pretty well the last couple weeks,” BHS coach Andrew Ising said. “We were great in Paola and scored some wonderful team goals. “Yesterday (Spring Hill} we were a little short-sided due to illness and other issues for both the teams. We fought hard, and took a lead into halftime, but the second half was a grind, we lost our focus on possessing the ball, and we started playing Spring Hill’s game and tempo.”
Against Paola, Noah Buckley scored a goal off a Brendan Owings’ free kick, Dylan Jamison scored on a pass from Caleb Othick and Brendan Owings scored on a penalty kick.
“Late in the game, we allowed a goal off a free kick, which was the first goal we had allowed in 242 minutes of game time,” Ising said. “All of that can be traced back to playing well as a team.”
Baldwin played Frontier League leading Spring Hill without a captain in a game Ising said was slowed by calls on the field.
“I hope we can keep our current form, and make a deep run into the playoffs because I would like to play that team again,” Ising said. “Spring Hill is talented, well coached and they challenge us, but the games aren’t chippy or mean-spirited. It is an honest, open game, and I think we have been a little unlucky against them this season.”
Baldwin will now return home for a three straight matches. The Bulldogs have non-league matches today against St. Mary’s Academy and Tuesday against Perry-Lecompton.