Lady Cat soccer team eliminated with loss to Pike County

Published 5:04 pm Friday, April 29, 2016

The Bainbridge Highs School girls’ varsity soccer team concluded their season in a 7-0 loss in the first round of the state tournament to Region 4-AAAA champion Pike County in Zebulan Wednesday.

The lady Pirates were able to score five first half goals in route to the win.

After surrendering two early goals Bainbridge came to life and gave good effort, but the Lady Pirates early success, along with their offensive minded 3-4-3 offensive attack, proved to be just too much in the end for the Lady Bearcats.

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Bainbridge was able to mount several attacks in the Lady Pirates third, but unfortunately for the Lady Bearcats the Lady Pirate goalkeeper was stout in defending for the shutout.Bainbridge finishes the season with an overall 10-8 record and made the state playoffs in soccer for the second straight season, first since time since the 2007 and 2008 campaigns.

“I would like to thank all of our players on a successful season and look forward to seeing the development going into next season as several return,” head coach Chip Arial said. “Their development along with those rising from the JV and middle school ranks will be interesting to watch.”

Arial also commended his seniors Grace McIntosh, Sabryna Dean, Tianna Miller, Elisia Everson, Alysha Stubbs, Jasmine Taylor and Derrical Williams for their hard work this season and throughout their careers.

“Two seniors who finished all four seasons on the varsity were Jasmine Taylor and Derrical Williams,” Arial said. “Jasmine, a defender and midfielder, had to deal with a nagging ankle injury all season long, but always found time to encourage her teammates, she gave us toughness when on the field. Derrical, a four-year starter, is one of the toughest and fastest competitors on the team. Primarily a defender, she turned into a great utility player, who led by example on the field, never backed down from a challenge neither offensively or defensively.”