THS girls soccer getting back in win column with home victories
The wins are starting to come for the Tonganoxie High girls soccer team.
After playing their way through a loaded schedule and starting the season 1-7, the Chieftains have not lost in their last three competitions.
Tonganoxie last lost April 11 when the Chieftains fell to Piper, 1-0, on the road in Kansas City, Kan.
Since then, the Chieftains defeated Bishop Ward, 10-3, and then Leavenworth, 4-0, at home.
On Monday, the team registered a 1-1 tie on the road in Baldwin City against the Baldwin Bulldogs.
Against Leavenworth on Friday, THS got out to a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to goals from Savanah Reynolds and Erin Williams.
In the second half, Amanda Martin added two goals, one with 8:28 left in the match and the other in closing seconds.
“We’re playing a lot better,” said THS coach Justin Seever.
He said the team doesn’t have much depth, so staying healthy the rest of the season will be key for the Chieftains.
Now 3-7-1, Tonganoxie faces Kansas City Christian for a 5 p.m. match today at Chieftain Park.
The squad then follows up with three consecutive road games — Monday at Bonner Springs, April 28 at Heritage Christian Academy on April 28 and May 5 at Ottawa.
The team returns home for the regular season finale and senior night May 10.
Regionals start May 17, with the Class 4-3-2-1A state matches being played May 27 and 28 at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex.
THS will play in one of four northeast regionals. Possible opponents include Baldwin, Basehor-Linwood, DE Soto, Bishop Ward, Piper, Sumner, Lawrence’s Bishop Seabury Academy, Louisburg, Heritage Christian Academy in Olathe, Ottawa, Kansas City Christian, Maranatha Christian Academy, Bishop Miege and Spring Hill.
Teams in the central and south central regionals are Andover-Central, Augusta, Buhler, El Dorado, Hays, Hays’ Thomas More Prep-Marian, McPherson, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Topeka Hayden, Towanda Circle, Wichita Collegiate, Wichita Independent, Wichita Trinity and Winfield.