Tonganoxie soccer blanked at Perry
The Tonganoxie High boys soccer team couldn’t find its second win of the season at Perry-Lecompton on Monday.
The Chieftains lost, 3-0, to the team they defeated at home earlier this season.
The match was actually tied at halftime before the Kaws scored all three of their goals in the final 40 minutes. The difference in the second half was the absence of THS goalkeeper Keaton Truesdell, who was injured late in the first half.
Tonganoxie coach Brian Kroll said his team’s defenders — Marcus Titterington, Joseph Parrino and Zach Tallent — were playing outstanding before Truesdell hurt his ankle. But Tallent is the team’s backup goalie and his absence was felt on defense once he moved to keeper.
“It’s tough when you lose somebody and you’re shorthanded and not very deep anyway,” Kroll said.
The Chieftains (1-6) were only able to get a couple shots on goal. Their coach said they must find a way to play more aggressively.
“Just for whatever reason we are lacking a killer instinct,” Kroll said. “That's not something you can coach.”
THS plays host to Basehor-Linwood at 4 p.m. Wednesday and has a makeup match at 6 p.m. Thursday at Piper, in Kansas City, Kan.