JV soccer teams get season started on right track

Published 3:57 pm Friday, March 2, 2018

The Bainbridge High School Boys and girls Junior Varsity teams split games in their season openers Wednesday at Centennial field. The boys were victorious in a 3-0 win while the girls dropped a 8-1 contest. 

The Bainbridge High School Boys’ Junior Varsity team defeated Thomas County Central’s Junior Varsity team on Wednesday night by a 3-0 margin. 

The match was a hard fought battle from beginning to end.  The first score came in the 23rd minute when Mason Ard dribbled through a host of TCC defenders and placed the ball past the opposing goal keeper.  A second goal was scored in the 25th minute by a TCC defender following another shot on goal by Mason Ard.  The final goal of the game came in the 45th minute when Ard took an assist from Garrett Sigman and outpaced the TCC back line to drive home the final goal of the evening.

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Bainbridge keeper, Jacob Brown, had a particularly strong night in the goal as he controlled his penalty box well and thwarted several TCC chances on goal.  Matt Hall, Jeus Sanchez, Garrett Sigman, and Colin Morrison led the way defensively as the JV team recorded a shut-out in their very first game of the season.

  Alfredo Rodriguez and Tristan Brannan did a fine job controlling the central midfield.  Aiden and Ashton Matthews hustled and gave great effort all game playing as wingers.  Jose Avalo gave great effort as well.

Overall, we are very pleased with the victory.  We have a lot of work to do, but we have a lot of promising players on this team.

In the Girl’s contest Thomas County defeated the Lady Cats 6-1 in their first game on the season. For Bainbridge midflelder Cynthia Rivera scored the lone goal on a penalty kick in the second half with 15 minutes remaining. The kick was a result of Lady Bearcat Forward Aubrey Hill being fouled, in the penalty area on a breakaway.

Although a young team the Lady Bearcats hustled throughout.

The teams resume Monday as they travel to Thomasville to play the Thomasville High School Bulldogs, with the girls contest starting at 5 p.m.