Archive for Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Soccer comes up short again

September 26, 2001

On a crisp Monday night at Chieftain Park, Tonganoxie High's soccer team hung with another opponent, but once again missed out on a victory.

Ottawa won 1-0, scoring in the 26th minute of the second half on a shot that sailed into the left corner over leaping goalie Matt Tate.

"It was an assist that fell in," THS coach Harold Pittman said. "There's not much you can do."

The loss to the Cyclones is the Chieftains' second straight. Tonganoxie had its first complete game at Chieftain Park on Sept. 18.

The Mill Valley game was called at halftime last Thursday in Tonganoxie because of lightning. Because it reached halftime, it was considered a complete game, and the Jaguars won 1-0.

Tonganoxie has now had two games canceled and one cut short because of weather. Games against Free State and Piper still must be made up.

Pittman said his team has been giving much effort, but needs to work on its second passes.

Tonganoxie, 1-3-1, plays its third game in a week with a game against Basehor-Linwood on Thursday.

The Chieftains also played Immaculata on Tuesday in Leavenworth.

That game's results will appear in next week's Mirror.

Thursday's game will be the teams' second meeting this year. The Bobcats and Chieftains played to a scoreless tie in the season opener.

Despite the record, Pittman looks for his team to have a better showing this time.

"We're a whole different team now," Pittman said.

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