Archive for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tonganoxie soccer bounces back

April 16, 2008

The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team got back on track at Chieftain Park on Monday with a 3-0 win against Bonner Springs.

The victory stopped a three-game skid for the Chieftains during which they were outscored 19-0 by their opponents.

THS led 2-0 at the half after Cally Owsley and Alexa Moreno scored first-half goals for the Chieftains and Moreno added another goal in the second half to secure the shutout victory.

Tonganoxie coach Ken Lott said Owsley and Moreno are just part of a productive forward attack that includes Sydney Bennett.

"Our forward line, whoever plays, they seem to work really good together," he said.

Goalkeeper Sarah Flaherty played well for the Chieftains, thanks in part to the play of the defense in front of her, Lott said.

"Our defense has played pretty good since we changed it up a little bit," he said. "The defense was a lot better this game."

Lott said the team had made some changes to its lineup following its rough three-game streak before Monday's victory. While Lott is making a lot of rotations on the defensive line, Kayla Oelschlaeger and Kristen Titterington have seen consistent minutes and performed well.

Overall, Lott was happy to see his players get back on track with a win.

"The girls were playing more together as a team, back to what they should be playing like," he said, noting that the Chieftains were passing, communicating, making runs and just looked much better against BSHS.

THS played host to Immaculata on Tuesday and won the match 1-0. Moreno scored the Chieftains' lone goal.

The Chieftains (4-3) travel to KC Christian on Thursday.

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