Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Sports

September 20, 2013

Bulldogs shut out Golden Bears

The Batesville High School boys varsity soccer team posted a 3-0 victory over the Shelbyville Golden Bears.

From the opening whistle, it was clearly going to be one of the Bulldogs most challenging matches thus far this season, according to coach Chris Fox.

Batesville struck first when Luis Davalos sent a ball into the right corner of the field. Thomas Hertel took the pass, cut inside across the top of the 18 yard box and slid a shot past the Shelbyville keeper.

The second goal was also impressive. Michael Ficarra played a diagonal pass to Davalos. Davalos then controlled the pass in stride and dribbled through the Golden Bear defense to finish the play.

Just two minutes later, the Davalos-Ficarra duo struck again with the assistance of Drew Grossman. Grossman headed a Shelbyville punt to Ficarra. He found an open Davalos for the third goal of the half.

“It was a hard fought game after a difficult game less than 24 hours before,” Fox commented. “I am very proud of this team because we continue to improve and play our style of play no matter the circumstances.

“We had several players go out with injuries and yet our level of play did not drop off without them in the line-up. This team has a lot of talent and depth,” he added.

The Batesville junior varsity extended its undefeated season playing to a 0-0 tie with the Golden Bears.

The game was shortened to a pair of 20-minute halves due the weather.

“Playing only two halves at 20 minutes each didn’t allow the players to get into a very good rhythm,” BHS coach Josh Meyer commented. “We started to really play well in the second half, and our attacking play created a lot of great chances. Unfortunately, there wasn’t quite enough time in the game to put together an attack that finished with the deciding goal.

“Our defensive unit played very well once again and collected another shutout. This team continues to impress every day, and we look forward to even more improvement,” he added.

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