Lady Bulldogs soccer gets big time win over SA Kennedy
By Brady Keane BCC Contributor
The Lady Bulldogs soccer team picked up a big win last Tuesday night against the Kennedy Rockets in a come from behind effort by a final score of 4-2. The win evened the ladies district record at (1-1), and certainly gave the Lady Bulldogs momentum moving forward in district play.
"We had a great second half effort from the girls," head coach Adam Spiegleman said. "It was huge for us to get a win and even the district record at 1-1."
The Lady Bulldogs opened the game with a slow first half that ended with Kennedy holding a 2-1 lead. Despite trailing, the ladies never gave up and came together in the second half to finish strong and pull out a tough district win.
"They only had two shots in the first half, but unfortunately we let them get behind the defense and they put both of them in," Spiegleman said.
The halftime break certainly benefited the team, as the girls came to the realization that they were the better team in the game.
"We knew that we were the better team, we just hadn't shown it in the first half," senior Lyric Parker said. "We had no reason to hang our heads, had faith throughout the entire game, and came out with the results we were looking for."
The Lady Bulldogs offensive explosion in the second half was powered by sophomore Annie Fritz and seniors Catlynn Biela and Cheyenne Jenkins. Fritz and Biela were able to score two goals each in the game, while Jenkins had two assists on the night.
"I was really happy with the second half effort," Spiegleman said. "We created a lot of chances in the first half, we just didn't finish enough of them. We did a great job in the second half taking advantage of scoring chances."
The ladies will look to continue to build momentum from the Kennedy win tomorrow night with another district contest in Medina Valley tomorrow night. Game time is at 5 for the junior varsity, and 7 for the varsity.
"The win over Kennedy gave us more confidence in ourselves and reminded us to give our all in every game while also setting the standard for how we should be playing," Fritz said.