Bainbridge Men’s Soccer loses 2-1 to Warner Robins

Published 4:22 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Bainbridge Bearcat soccer team lost to Warner Robins on the road on Friday 2-1. While the Bearcats needed to beat Warner Robins to get on the right track to the playoffs, they still are not out of it yet.

The Bearcats continued on their string of improved games and played a solid game against Warner Robins. Although the score was not in favor of the Bearcats, they overcame obstacles that would have set any team back.

In order to combat defense shortcomings, head coach Rick Lewis switched the team to a 4-3-3 formation to put four players in front of goal to put pressure on Warner Robins defense.

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“The guys were focused and did not let me down,” said Lewis. “We had a really good pregame and they didn’t let me down. They by far played their best game of the season. It was a hard fought game.”

The Bearcat goal came from a jumbled situation following a corner kick. Caleb Harris booted a corner kick in from the box, which was blocked by the keeper who had it knocked out of his hands by his own defender. The defender then tried to clear the ball, but booted it into his own goal scoring one for the Bearcats.

Despite being on the losing end, the Bearcats still have a shot at the playoffs. The first thing that needs to happen is the Bearcats need to beat Thomas County Central by two goals when the two meet in Thomasville on April 11. After that, the Bearcats need to beat Warner Robins on April 14.

The way the Bearcats played against Warner Robins shows promise for the final stretch of the season.

“My team turned a corner Friday night. They played to their potential,” said Lewis. “Nobody was worried about the loss, nobody was complaining about it. Everybody knew they had played a great game and everybody knew we had turned a corner.”

The Bearcats next game is on Thursday, March 30 against Berrien in Nashville, Georgia.