BHS boys shut out Brooks County

Published 7:55 am Friday, April 19, 2013

The Bainbridge High School Bearcats varsity soccer team scored nine goals — all in the first half — as they shut out Brooks County, 9-0, on the road Tuesday night.

The win improved Bainbridge’s record to 12-2-2 and was the Bearcats’ seventh shutout in the season.

“The players may have played the best game they have played all year, in this game,” Bainbridge coach Jamie Ard said. “The passing and possession of the ball was crisp and sharp for the most part. When there were opportunities to score, we scored. It was enjoyable to watch.”

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Luis Mejia had three goals and freshman Jesus Contreras netted two, as the Bearcats scored early and often. Milo Rivera finished with four assists, and Mejia had three.

Bainbridge opened the scoring early on a goal scored from the top of the penalty area by Mejia, following an assist from Rivera. In the fifth minute, Contreras scored another Bearcat goal after taking a pass from Mejia.

Another Bainbridge freshman, Jay Castro, put the Cats ahead 3-0 in the 13th minute, after taking a pass from Mejia. In the 20th minute, Daniel Provence scored a goal following a nice give-and-go pass between himself and Mejia.

In the 23rd minute, Mejia struck again, after taking a pass from Rivera. Mejia then finished off his hat trick in the 26th minute, off an assist from Garvis Kelly.

Paul Soden increased Bainbridge’s lead to 7-0 in the 30th minute, off an assist from Rivera. In the 37th minute, Contreras scored his second goal of the night, again from a Rivera assist.

Dominic Douglas closed out the scoring in the 45th minute, getting a goal off an assist from Provence.

“It is difficult to single out players that really stood out in this game because everyone played so well,” Ard said. “I will say that Luis had an impressive night with a hat trick and three assists to go with the goals.

“Milo Rivera also had a great night, setting up his teammates to score — he had four assists on the evening.”