Lady Bulldogs Win Thriller Over Lady Tigers

first_imgWhen the ISCA polls came out on Monday, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs found themselves sitting at #1 in the Class 2A poll. With a target on their backs, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with an impressive win over a good Lawrenceburg team on Tuesday night 2-1.It was a physical, back-and-forth battle all game long but Batesville was able to walk away with a 2-1 victory. Hailey Mohr notched her first goal of the season in timely fashion. Mohr came off the bench at the 28 minute mark and began immediately making a mark on the game with possession and opportunities on goal. In a great combination of 1-touch and 2-touch passes, the Lady Bulldogs worked their way into Lady Tiger territory and Taylor Rowlett made the final pass to Mohr where she ripped a 1-touch shot up and over the keeper. With a 1-0 lead, Batesville had a couple more good chances on goal but could not play add-on in the first half. Lawrenceburg capitalized late in the halfwith a nice cross by Jenna Farmer and a header finish from Rylie Hutcherson. Batesville outshot Lawrenceburg 10-8 in the first half.  Shots were few and far between in a defensive battle throughout the second half. Batesville outshot the Lady Tigers in the second half 4-3. Molly Wintz was aggressive in goal and shut down all the opportunities for Lawrenceburg. Bre Moman’s speed was uncontested on the sidelines as she stopped numerous runs on the right side of our defense throughout the match and also jump-started our offense on big defensive stops. Taylor Rowlett was able to net the game-winner for the Lady Bulldogs with 24 minutes remaining in the match. It was Rowlett’s 13th goal of her senior season.The JV Lady Dogs played the Lawrenceburg Tigers on Tuesday evening losing 2-0. In the first half the ladies struggled to hold the Tigers back and let two goals in. The Bulldogs defense put up a great fight and never let their heads hang. In the second half the ladies were able to shutout the Tigers and hold their line. Leading the defense were Chloe Saler and Kayla E. Meyer. The midfielders, Lily Esser and Kari Reer, helped control the second half and dictate the play. Offensively there were opportunities that the Dogs were unable to finish. The game ended in a loss of 2-0.The Ladies play at home on Thursday against Columbus East.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.last_img

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