Thursday, August 31, 2017
Batesville High School
Seymour High School
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Seymour on Thursday night and defeated the Lady Owls 2-0 to finish the month of August undefeated with a record of 7-0 and ranked #2 in class 2A.
Batesville controlled much of the possession in the first half with a 60/40 edge over the host Lady Owls. Georgia Gratz was able to get the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard midway through the first half off a nice assist from Liz Heidlage. Baylee Rohlfing did a nice job winning many 50/50 balls in the air and stepping up to shut down the Seymour forwards. Batesville took the 1-0 lead into halftime and a 12-2 difference in shots.
In the second half, Seymour came out with a little more intensity but the Lady Bulldogs were able to notch their third shutout of the season. Allison Storms played the Lady Owls physical and outworked their offense to help preserve the win. Despite the game staying 1-0 for 70 minutes, the Lady Bulldogs didn’t settle and continued to press high to try to add another goal. Gratz was able to break through after Taylor Rowlett broke down several Seymour defenders and dribbled centrally. Once she drew another defender her way, she slipped a ball into space and Gratz finished her 2nd goal of the season.
Coach Laker commented on the game saying, “Molly Wintz and Olive Cerniglia did a great job in goal tonight! This was another great team win and we had 15 players contribute significant time and effort in the match.”