Thursday, September 3, 2015
Batesville High School
Seymour High School
The Batesville Lady Bulldog soccer team continued their unbeaten start to the 2015 campaign with a 7-1 win over the Seymour Lady Owls. Batesville is now 5-0 and will be back in action on Saturday as the hosts of the Batesville Invitational.
âTonight was a dominating performance against a good Seymour team. Our defense did an excellent job of winning every 50/50 ball which allowed us to attack their defense time after time until they broke downâ Coach Laker commented. The Lady Bulldogs outshot the Lady Owls 33 â 4 on the game.
The first Batesville goal came at the 24:11 mark in the first half with junior, Sylvia Phillips making a nice pass from the outside wing into the middle to freshman, Georgia Gratz who was able finish the goal. 5 minutes later Gratz fed sophomore, Taylor Rowlett for the score. Another minute later, Phillips dished the ball to Rowlett for her 2nd score of the match. Senior, Mary Elizabeth Elkins beat 3 Seymour defenders and finished a great outside of the foot shot into the side net, scoring the 4th and final goal of the half.
Batesville didnât let up at halftime. Just 2 minutes into the half, Rowlett finished her hat trick off an assist from Gratz. Seymour was able to get on the scoreboard 8 minutes into the 2nd half. A clearance from sophomore goalkeeper, Baylee Rohlfing deflected off a hustling Seymour forward and bounced in the goal. Coach Laker complimented his goal keeper, saying âBaylee Rohlfing played GK for the first time of her high school career and did a great job back there. She made several athletic saves for us tonight and did a good job filling in when we needed her.â Senior, Kira Hertel was able to get around the Seymour defenders and laid a ball across the 6 yard box and sophomore, Gabi Garcia slid in and finished the ball into the back of the net. The 7th and final goal of the game was scored by Gratz after freshman, Ashlyn Czerniak sent a through ball and Gratz was sandwiched by 2 Lady Owl defenders but made a move and took a shot to score her 10th goal of the season.
Laker said, âGratz and Rowlett have done a great job in the early part of the season finishing their chances. It is nice to see a freshman and sophomore combo work so well and they continue to improve every game.â Coach Laker also commented, âwe are begin to have fun out on the field. Our possession game is improving and our defense is doing a great job locking teams down and limiting their chances on our goal.â