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Lady Cats end season

COACH CHIP ARIAIL gets together with his 2011 Bainbridge High School Lady Cats soccer team following their successful 2011 season. From left to right are, front row, seniors Jessica Dunlap, Robbi Howard, Candace Perkins and Bailey Wells; back row, Amber Braswell, Amadelia Barrious, Tiffany Pearson, Tiffany Hand, Isis Crawford, Caitlyn Cato, Coach Ariail,  Savannah Cook, Charlton Reynolds, McKenzie Conder, Brianna Williams, Katriva Thomas, Paige Braswell, Anye Miller and Lyndi Denham. Not pictured are April Thomas, Lindsay Unfricht, Anissa Jackson, Ashten Oldaker and Shemelia Bush.

COACH CHIP ARIAIL gets together with his 2011 Bainbridge High School Lady Cats soccer team following their successful 2011 season. From left to right are, front row, seniors Jessica Dunlap, Robbi Howard, Candace Perkins and Bailey Wells; back row, Amber Braswell, Amadelia Barrious, Tiffany Pearson, Tiffany Hand, Isis Crawford, Caitlyn Cato, Coach Ariail, Savannah Cook, Charlton Reynolds, McKenzie Conder, Brianna Williams, Katriva Thomas, Paige Braswell, Anye Miller and Lyndi Denham. Not pictured are April Thomas, Lindsay Unfricht, Anissa Jackson, Ashten Oldaker and Shemelia Bush.

The Bainbridge High School girls’ soccer team dropped a10-0 first round Region 1AAAA playoff game to the Warner Robins High School Demonettes Tuesday in Warner Robins.

The Lady Cats were able to finish with a winning 8-7 season despite being struck by injuries.

“We battled hard all season long,” Coach Chip Ariail said. “We had to replace six starters from last season, then we lost two more to injuries at the beginning of the season.”

Despite the setbacks, the young ladies showed a lot of improvement, finishing the season with a winning record against several quality opponents, Ariail said.

Ariail thanked his senior players, who provided invaluable experience and leadership in guiding the team throughout the year.

Those seniors include Lindsay Unfricht, Candace Perkins, Bailey Wells and Robbi Howard, who have three years or more in the program, second-year player Jessica Dunlap and first-time player April Thomas.

The Demonettes built a 4-0 first half lead Tuesday in route to the victory. They scored their first goal in the ninth minute, when one of their forwards redirected a cross from the right side to the left post from six yards out.