Lady Cat soccer gets pair of wins against Americus-Sumter, Dougherty

Published 6:31 pm Friday, March 27, 2015

The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats soccer team shut out the Dougherty High School Lady Trojans 5-0 Tuesday in Albany to improve their Region 1-AAAA record to 6-1 and their overall mark to 7-5.

Sophomore midfielder Jennifer Becerra received a pass from sophomore wing Mallory West and kicked it in to the right corner of the goal from 12 yards away in the 36th minute.

The Lady Cats second and third goals were scored by junior wing Derrical Williams. In the 50th and 56th minutes, Becerra assisted on the second goal sensing a pass to Williams who was running d own the left side. She received the pass and crossed a lot shot into the net from 10 yards out.

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Sophomore forward Elizabeth Brinson stole a Lady Trojans pass to set up the Lady Cats fourth goal. She shot the ball from center into the left post in the 77th minute.

The Lady Cats final goal came in the 79th minute. Senior Rebecca Mulkey took a pass from junior defender Jasmine Taylor who dribbled in and scored.

The Lady Cats shut out the Americus-Sumter County High School Lady Panthers 2-0 last Friday in Americus to improve their Region 1-AAAA record to 5-1 and their overall record to 6-5.

The Lady Cats went up 1-0 when wing Aida Gonzales stole the ball from a Lady Panthers defender on the right side and centered a pass to sophomore forward llean Marquez who kicked in a goal to the left side from eight yards out in the seventh minute.

The second goal, which put the Lady Cats up 2-0, did not come until the 76th minute. It was scored by Lady Cats senior midfielder Jennifer Becerra who stole a pass at midfield, dribbled through and past several defenders, and kicked it inside the left post from seven yards out.

Coach Chip Ariail liked his teams hustle and hard play. He pointed out that they played particularly strong defense.

“The young ladies played a hustling defense,” he said. “Leading the way were defensive midfielders Summer Boyd and Haley Thompson. Also making major contributions were junior defender Jasmine Taylor, senior defender Lilly Gomez, senior defender Honorina Barrios, and senior defender Rebecca Mulkey.

Ariail also had praise for a couple of freshman defenders: goalkeeper Morgan Cannon who preserved the shut out with numerous key saves, and Mary Mercer Reynolds.