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2014-03-20

LadyDogs shutout Memorial

By Brady Keane BCC Contributor

Last Wednesday, the Lady Bulldogs soccer squad hosted the Memorial Minutemen in a must win game to keep the ladies playoff hopes alive. The ladies stepped up to the occasion, and defeated Memorial 2-0 in the second to last district game of the year.
"Memorial was a huge win for us," head coach Adam Spiegelman said. "It kept our playoff hopes alive."
Thriving under the pressure, the defense played extremely well to shutout the memorial offense, giving the ladies exactly what was needed to stat in playoff contention.
"When the defense plays as well as well as they did it gives us a great chance to win the game," senior Lyric Parker said. "They did an awesome job."
Although the Lady Bulldog offense has struggled the past few games, Parker and sophomore Annie Fritz took advantage of the Memorial defense to each score a goal on Wednesday that put the Minutemen out of reach.
"It was critical for us to get so many chances to score on Memorial's defense," Spiegelman said. "We are going to have to do the same type of thing this week against Uvalde to create goal scoring opportunities. We cannot sit back and just play defense."
The seniors on the Lady Bulldogs team celebrated senior night just two nights ago against the Uvalde Coyotes, and the leaders of this year's team seemed confident in their ability to close out the regular season on the right track to move on into the playoffs.
"It's a good feeling to be able to end the regular season on our home field for senior night," senior Taylor Schultz said. "We are excited to get ready for the playoffs after this week!"
The Lady Bulldogs control their own destiny in the fight for a playoff spot. If the ladies win, they're in. If not, Brennan would have to beat Kennedy in order for the Lady Bulldogs to advance to the playoffs. Results from the Uvalde game will be covered next week.
"Our chances to get into the playoffs are really good," Spiegelman said. "It means so much to me that we have a great shot at playoffs because I feel like our players truly deserve it. They have fought through injuries and adversity all year and have put themselves in a spot that each team wants to be in with post season play on the line."