Bearcat soccer slashes Dothan 7-1

Published 3:35 pm Friday, February 15, 2019

The Bainbridge High School soccer team won their second match of the season on Tuesday, February 12th as they defeated the Dothan High School Tigers 7-1 at Centennial Field.

The match was a heavily contested match until the latter portions of the second half when the Bearcats were able to pull away and cruise to a comfortable victory.  Opening the scoring for the Bearcats on the night was Nix McIntosh in the 23rd minute, assisted by Joe Emmons. The Bearcats added two more goals from Caleb Harris, assisted by Angel Munoz in the 25th minute, and in the 38th minute, assisted by Kendall Glover.  The team went to the half with a 3-0 lead.  As the second half opened up, Dothan reacted with fierce determination to try to cut into the lead.  In the 47th minute, Dothan scored a goal to pull within 3-1.  Dothan remained a threat until the 59th minute when Bainbridge scored their fourth goal from Nix McIntosh. 

The Bearcats then added three more goals in the 70th (Caleb Harris, assisted by Cesar Chiguil), 71st (Angel Munoz, assisted by Mason Ard), and 74th (Angel Munoz, assisted by Stokes Moore) minutes to round out the scoring for the night.

Coaches Rick Lewis and Jamie Ard commented that it was encouraging to see the team respond well when Dothan managed to score a goal early on in the second half.  Last season, the Bearcats jumped out to some early leads only to see opponents equalize and go ahead in the latter stages of matches to snatch victories from the home team.  After seeing how the team responded with such poise during this game, it is hoped that the team will not repeat those errors this season.

Midfield play continues to be strong and steady as the combinations of Mason Ard, Cesar Chiguil, Angel Munoz, Joe Emmons, Stokes Moore, Tristan Brannan, and Kendall Glover are controlling the game and providing brilliant service to forwards Nix McIntosh and Caleb Harris. 

The back line combination of Tom Emmons, Collin Morrison, Andru Matthews, and goal keeper Matt Hall have made scoring difficult in the first two matches.