Pirates’ Wilson scores 2 in win over Bonner

Bonner Springs senior Hope Seaton (2) took a shot on goal in the second half. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Piper Lady Pirates soccer team faced off with the Bonner Springs Lady Braves on Tuesday evening and came away with a 2 – 1 victory. Piper senior Emily Wilson scored both goals in the win.

Bonner Springs opened the scoring with 15 minutes left in the first half. Senior Hope Seaton found a seam up the middle and outraced the Pirates’ defense to put herself one-on-one against Piper goalkeeper Emma Morgan.

Piper nearly evened the game five minutes later, but a difficult save by Braves senior goalkeeper Martina Glenn kept Piper off the board temporarily. Piper finally cashed in with six minutes left in the half when Wilson picked up an errant pass in the Bonner backfield and sent it into the net.

Wilson scored the game-winning goal early in the second half, chipping the ball past Glenn from close range.

Piper backup goalkeeper Brianna Andrade closed out the game, coming on midway through the second half when Morgan collided with a Bonner player while making a save.

Bonner junior Sydni Bolewski nearly collected an equalizer against Andrade with 15 minutes remaining, but her shot from 12 yards glanced off the left post.

Piper’s record improves to 9-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 in the Kaw Valley League. They will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner-Edgerton. Bonner drops to 4-2-1 overall (2-1-1 in the KVL). They will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Ward

Piper junior Brianna Andrade (2) worked the ball against Bonner Springs junior Sydni Bolewski (6). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Brianna Andrade went for the block against a shot from Sydni Bolewski. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Bonner Springs freshman Hailey Robinson (15) volleyed the ball past Piper freshman Ryia Richardson (9). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Bonner Springs sophomore Maria Gonzalez (10) split two Piper defenders on a run up field. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Bonner Springs senior Hope Seaton (2) outraced the Piper defense to create a goal-scoring opportunity. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Trinity Jones stripped the ball from Piper sophomore Riley Porter. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Piper goalkeeper Emma Morgan (0) challenged Bonner Springs forward Trinity Jones (11) on her run to the goal. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Piper freshman Emma Hawley (7) defended against Trinity Jones. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

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