The Batesville High School girls’ varsity soccer team defeated Greenwood by a lopsided score of 14-0.
The Lady Bulldogs scored six times in the first half and added eight in the second.
First half goals were scored by Mary Gutzwiller (2), Mary Elizabeth Elkins, Emily Rose and Shelby Rupp. Second half goals came from Mallory Werner, Anna Kick, Sylvia Phillips, Morgan Puente, Brooke Rohlfing, Rupp (2) and Elkins.
Assists were recorded by Rohlfing, Gutzwiller (2), Puente, Megan Doll (2), Phillips, Rose, Hayley Huntington and Kelli Hartman (2).
BHS loses to East
The Lady Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season at home against No. 17 ranked Columbus East.
“We knew coming in that Columbus East would have a lot of skill and would have to work extra hard to keep the game close,” BHS coach Kyle Laker commented. “The first half was a well-played half by both teams.”
The Lady Bulldogs were able to keep the game scoreless until the 15-minute mark in the first half. East players strung together about 10 passes, which began on their defensive half and later resulted in the game’s first goal.
The Bulldogs were outshot 17-5 in the first half, but kept the game within reach at 1-0, according to Laker.
The Lady Olympians took a 2-0 lead in the second half before the Lady Bulldogs were able to get on the scoreboard.
Near the 22-minute mark, Rohlfing found Elkins. Elkins took a shot that bounced off the cross bar and into the air. Gutzwiller was able to follow and put into the back of the net.
This gave the Lady Bulldogs some momentum, but East countered the Batesville attacks and regained a two goal lead with 15 minutes remaining in the match.
Batesville is now 7-1-2 on the season.
After a scoreless first half, the Batesville junior varsity fought back to defeat Columbus East by a score of 3-0.
Goals were scored by Rose, Sophie Meadows, and Maria Cerda. Puente led the team with two assists.
The Lady Bulldogs improved their season record to 5-0-1.