Thursday, September 10, 2015
Columbus East High School
Batesville High School
After a tough, physical game against Lawrenceburg on Tuesday, Batesville was back in action on Thursday against a very talented Columbus East team. This was a tough week for the Lady Bulldogs, but walked away with a 1-0-1 record. After a big win against Lawrenceburg, Batesville was able to tie the Lady Olympians to remain unbeaten for the season. The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Olympians finished the game in a 1-1 tie.
Columbus East was the first team to get the Lady Bulldogs down in a match this season. They struck first with a breakaway goal at the 25:50 mark in the first half. Sophomore forward, Addy Galarno was able to take a pass from a teammate and finish the ball into the back of the net as the Batesville goalkeeper came out to stop the initial breakaway. The Lady Bulldogs were able to even the score with 19:02 to play in the half. After a Columbus East foul, junior Carissa Werner took the direct kick and played it to the far side of the goal, sophomore Taylor Rowlett redirected the pass to freshman Georgia Gratz for the score.
In the second half, Batesville was able to control much of the possession and had many good chances on goal. Senior Mary Elizabeth Elkins had several nice drives down the left side of the field and crossed the ball into the box. Several Batesville players were in the area of the crosses but could not get enough on the ball to put it in the back of the net. A lot of credit goes to the Columbus East GK who made several great saves to keep the score 1-1. Despite the chances, the game ended with a 1-1 tie.
âThis was a great week for the Batesville soccer program. We lost 5-0 to Lawrenceburg and 4-1 to Columbus East last season. To win 3-1 and tie 1-1 tonight, this shows that we are headed in the right direction and are able to compete with the elite teams in our district. I am proud of the way we fought tonight and bounced back after a very physical game on Tuesday. We played without 2 starters tonight and it was good to see other girls step up and help this team battle tonight,â commented Coach Laker
Coach Laker also said, âHailey Mohr has really stepped up her game in the last week. She earned a starting role tonight and did a great job filling that role tonight.â
The Lady Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday as they travel to Greenwood.