Saturday, August 22, 2015
Franklin County High School
Batesville High School
The Batesville Bulldogs took the field for the third time in five days, but this time had home field advantage.
The Bulldogs hosted the Franklin County Wildcats in an EIAC conference match and recorded a 4-1 victory.
The Bulldogs came out strong to start the match and within six minutes were on the board. Jackson Bowser collected a deflected ball at the top of the 18′ and hit a rocket of a shot that sailed over the defense and into the upper corner of the far post.
Batesville continued to attack, but was unable to get another until in the final seconds of the half Justin Puente received a deflected ball off of a Christian Wolfe shot. Puente took one touch and sent a left foot shot back into that same corner that Bowser had dialed in at the beginning of the half.
The Bulldogs entered the halftime break leading 2-0.
Batesville added a third goal 10 minutes into the second half when Austin Meyer received a nice pass from Puente. Meyer took the pass and sent the ball wide and beyond the Franklin County keeper to give Batesville a three goal lead.
However, the Wildcats would continue to battle and eventually got one back when a defensive miscue led to a Franklin County breakaway and goal, according to coach Chris Fox.
The Bulldogs regrouped and five minutes later rounded out the scoring when Meyer notched his second when his free kick found it’s way into the back of the net.
“Jackson Bowser had an outstanding game” Fox commented. “His goal was perfectly hit and placed in the upper 90 against a solid Franklin County keeper.
“Offensively, we continue to play good possession soccer and spread the field well. Defensively, we played well and only made a few mistakes,” he added.