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Girls soccer pitches third straight shutout

April 22, 2014

Another day, another shutout victory for the Tonganoxie High girls soccer team.

THS blanked its third opponent in as many games Monday, picking up a 2-0 win at Frontier League opponent Baldwin.

“We kind of dominated possession,” said coach Justin Seever, whose Chieftains lost to the Bulldogs twice last season. “We were packing the corners and got some nice balls through the box.”

The Chieftains (4-5-1) broke open a scoreless tie early in the second half when Joanna Filbert slotted the ball to Mackenzie Price near the Baldwin goal. Price then fed the ball to senior Madison Simmons, who found the back of the net for a 1-0 THS lead.

Price doubled the advantage with a score of her own later in the half, and the THS defense thwarted some good looks by the Bulldogs down the stretch. Goalkeeper Lauren Jackson, who finished with nine saves, has held four of the Chieftains’ last five opponents scoreless, helping her team rebound from a 1-5-1 start.

The Chieftain junior varsity also won Monday at Baldwin, 1-0.

THS will try to push its win streak to four games at 5 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Kansas City Christian at Chieftain Park. There will be no JV game. The Chieftains defeated the Panthers last season in overtime, 3-2.

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