Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2008

Boys soccer defeated at Piper

September 18, 2008

The Chieftains again came close but failed to find that elusive first win of the season at Piper on Wednesday evening.

The Tonganoxie High boys soccer team scored a pair of goals, but fell to the Pirates, 4-2.

Piper jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring twice in the first five minutes of action, but Tonganoxie (0-5-1) held them scoreless for the remainder of the half.

The Chieftains got on the scoreboard early on in the second half with a goal from Bruce Oregel, but Piper scored a few minutes later to increase its lead, 3-1.

THS scored its final goal on a free kick from Joao Martins and Piper scored the final goal of the match on a penalty kick after the Chieftains were called for a hand ball in the box.

Tonganoxie coach Ken Lott saw some positives from his team in the setback.

"We had several good opportunities and I felt like we spent more time controlling the ball than they did, especially in the second half," Lott said. "Piper was fighting real hard to keep us away from the goal, and there was just not enough time left in the game to get there."

Saturday morning, THS travels to Eudora for a 10 a.m. match.

The Chieftains wrap up a busy few days when they return home on Monday for a 6 p.m. contest with Mill Valley.

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