Archive for Friday, April 22, 2011

Chieftains soccer shut out at KCC

April 22, 2011

After winning two matches in a row, the Tonganoxie High girls soccer team suffered its first loss in 10 days Thursday with a 3-0 setback at Kansas City Christian.

Although the Chieftains (2-7) were shut out by KCC, THS coach Justin Seever said it was arguably one of the team’s better matches this season.

Tonganoxie gave up a goal in the first 10 minutes and another right before halftime, but the second-half action was fairly even, the coach said.

“That was the best back-and-forth action I’ve seen all year,” Seever said.

The first-year coach said a couple of freshman helped the Chieftains play a better brand of soccer, more characteristic of what he has been hoping to see out of the team. Alissa Donnelly, positioned at outside midfield, controlled her side of the field, Seever said.

In addition, freshman Emily Soetaert built a number of attacks for THS.

“We just couldn’t find the back of the net,” Seever said.

The Chieftains had defeated Bishop Ward on back-to-back Tuesdays before losing at Kansas City Christian.

At 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Tonganoxie will play at Spring Hill.

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