Lady Cats get shutout win over Lady Panthers

Published 3:54 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Bainbridge High School Lady Cat varsity Soccer team scored nine first half goals in route to a 10-0 victory over Americus-Sumter Monday night at Centennial field.

In Celebration of Senior night Bainbridge Lady Cat Senior Forward Mabry Grace Briggs did her part by scoring four goals, recording a hat trick,  in the contest.

In the 3rd minute of the contest Lady Cat Junior Midfielder Jamya Brinson scored on a Free kick to give Bainbridge a 1-0 lead. The Lady Panther Goal Keeper crossed the top of the penalty area boundry still in possession of the ball resulting in a penalty. An alert Brinson quickly set the ball and shot scoring from 18 yards out.

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Briggs and Brinson each scored within a minute of each other in the eleventh minute, for the next two goals for the Lady Cats.

Briggs Stole a Lady Panther pass and quickly shot and scored 16 yards away, to extend the lead, at 2-0. Brinson scored thirty seconds later as she received a nice through pass from Junior Midfielder Taylor Emmons, from 14 yards out for Bainbridge’s third goal.

Emmons found Lady Cat Junior Midfielder Genesi Martinez alone, in the 18th minute, that Martinez was able to finish from 6 yards out to give Bainbridge a 4-0 lead,

Briggs scored the next three goals to extend the lead to 7-0,  in the 21st, 28th, and 30th minute. Freshmen Midlelder Evelyn Mach, Defender Mallorie Inlow, and Midfielder lAnna Kate Littleton were credited with the assists.

The final two goals of the half came in the 35th and 39th minute as Freshman Defender Abi Surratt and Sophomore Forward Sarah Victor connected for goals on close scoring shots following deflections by the Lady Panther Goal Keeper.

The final goal in the game came in the 51st Minute as Bainbridge Junior Defender McKenna Stegall scored from 10 yards out, following a pass from Emmons.

“I was proud of all 20 girls that played in the game and how we worked to rebound from a 10-0 setback on Friday to Warner Robins. I felt our passing the ball around throughout the contest was our key to victory.”

Emmons led Bainbridge with 3 assists in the game, while Littleton had 2, and Mach 1.

Sophomore Goalkeeper Keilaya Pryor and Brinson, who came in relief, perserved the shutout for the Lady Cats.

Bainbridge improved their record at 6-9 on the season.