Chieftain soccer blanks Perry, 3-0
The Tonganoxie High soccer teams broke out the brooms for Monday's game against Perry-Lecompton.
The Chieftains defeated the Kaws, 3-0, on the road and completed the season sweep of PLHS. Tonganoxie also won in overtime against Perry-Lecompton on Sept. 8 in Tonganoxie.
Derek O'Brien and Shawn Everhart each scored a goal for the Chieftains, while Erman Gultekin scored his first goal of the season for THS.
THS held a 2-0 lead at the half and chipped in another goal in the second half.
"I think that was our best team effort," THS coach Kenneth Lott said. "We passed the ball real well. And I think the guys are starting to figure out how to play more like a team.
"We created a lot of opportunities for a lot of people, so that was a good indication of spreading the ball around."
THS improved to 3-6 with the win against PLHS. Today, THS will have another rematch with a 6 p.m. contest at Basehor-Linwood. In the teams' first meeting, Tonganoxie trailed BLHS, 2-1, in the second half, but the Bobcats scored two late goals for the 4-1 victory.
"I think the kids are looking forward to it," Lott said, referring to the rematch.
The busy schedule will continue with a makeup game at 9 a.m. Saturday against Mill Valley in Shawnee. THS then will play Lansing on Monday at home and will meet Baldwin for the first time next Wednesday in Baldwin.
Tonganoxie 3, Eudora 2 (OT)
The Chieftains improved to 2-0 in overtime games with last week's win against the Cardinals. THS led at one point, 2-0, but EHS battled back. Tonganoxie, though, with 20 seconds left in the first overtime, defeated the Cardinals, and the Chieftains claimed their second win of the season.
"It probably should have been a little more lopsided but they came back and played well in the second half, to their credit," Lott said. "Somehow we decided we wanted to play and we did that in probably the last 20 minutes."