Bulldog soccer hangs tight with powerhouse Brennan
By Brady Keane BCC Contributor
The Bulldogs varsity soccer squad began the 2014 district season with a tough test against the Brennan Bears, playing a hard fought game before falling by a score of 2-0. Playing against the much larger Brennan school, the Bulldogs never gave up and were in the game from start to finish.
"The Brennan coach told me out of 42 players in the soccer program, only one doesn't play club soccer," head coach Clifton Tierney said. "We're playing with a varsity team with six players who have never played soccer at the high school level until this year and we are playing down to the wire."
The Bulldogs worked hard against the bigger Brennan team, and went into halftime down only 1-0. The game remained within one goal until the final five minutes when the Bears were able to add on the game clinching goal. The Bulldogs hard work was definitely shown through the play of seniors Brennan Aguirre and Jake Tarr, who Tierney felt stepped it up in the matchup with the Bears.
"We kept the score at 1-0 going into halftime, and had plenty of opportunities to score," Tierney said. "Brennan Aguirre and Jake Tarr stepped it up in the game."
The Bulldogs loss sets them back to an (0-1) district start, but the Bulldogs certainly showed the ability to play with the top teams in this year's district. The Bulldogs traveled to Hawkins on Tuesday, and will host the Medina Valley Panthers looking for that first district win tomorrow night at the middle school.