Three first half goals for BVN down BVNW, 4-1.

The girls varsity soccer team was defeated by Blue Valley North on Thursday April 26, 4-1. The loss dropped the Huskies record to 4-9 on the season.


Lauren Kauth

The Huskies lost to the Mustangs, 4-1.

Ethan Knauth, Staff Writer

Late in the first half the Huskies found themselves with a corner, trailing 2-0 to Blue Valley North. What proceeded to play out was a scramble in the box, with the ball falling favorably for senior Grace Fugate, who smashed home a shot within the 18 yard box to put the Huskies down a goal. In what would be a relatively dull offensive night, this would be the only goal scored for the Huskies.

Scoring her second goal on the season, Fugate ensured that the Huskies would not be held scoreless. Commenting on the lack of offensive opportunities, Fugate said the team was unable to play together.

“Today, we just kinda had an off day,” Fugate said, “Our team didn’t mesh like we usually do.”

Acknowledging that some of the players were frustrated with each other out on the field, Fugate said the team must remain in control of their emotions if they are going to get a result.

“We have to keep up the positivity. Remembering that we are suppose to be working together,” Fugate said. “It will really help us.”

The Huskies would concede again in the first half only 49 seconds after their only goal, which would put the Mustang’s goal total for the first half at three. Senior defender Gabrielle Nabors said the defensive lapse was due to the lack of communication and the disconnect in the defense.

“We would get disconnected sometimes in our defensive line, because one of us would step and the other would stay back, and they’d be kept onsides,” Nabors said.  

Although the Northwest defense was tormented by North for the entirety of the night, Nabors said she was proud of her fellow defenders for stepping up to the challenge. As was Fugate, as she said she believed the team gave everything they had.

“We went out and played really hard,” Fugate said. “It just wasn’t our day.”

The Huskies loss dropped their record to 4-9 on the season. Blue Valley Northwest takes on Shawnee Mission South Monday April 30 at the DAC. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.