Lady Bull­dogs fall to Lady Moun­ties

Westside Eagle-Observer - - SPORTS - MIKE ECKELS meck­els@nwadg.com

ROGERS — In the fi­nal scrim­mage of the pre­sea­son, the Lady Bull­dog var­sity soc­cer team trav­eled to Rogers to take on the 7A Lady Moun­ties ju­nior var­sity at Moun­tie Sta­dium March 8. The stronger Lady Moun­ties pre­vailed, hand­ing the Lady Bull­dogs their third loss, 7-0.

The Lady Moun­ties quickly es­tab­lished their dom­i­nance, over­pow­er­ing the Decatur de­fense and scor­ing five points by the end of the first 30 min­utes of play. By half­time, the Lady Moun­ties were up 5-0.

With a few changes to the lineup by Decatur coach Shel­don Mckinzie at the start of the sec­ond half, the Lady Bull­dogs were able to stay with the Lady Moun­ties, work­ing to­gether to foil sev­eral Rogers scor­ing drives in the first 15 min­utes.

The Lady Moun­ties played most of the con­test in their own back­field near their net, pass­ing the ball be­tween the Rogers goal­keeper and their back­field and draw­ing the Decatur back­field to cen­ter­field. When open­ings oc­curred in the Decatur de­fen­sive line, Rogers punched through, even­tu­ally scor­ing two ad­di­tional points.

The Lady Bull­dogs tried to make sev­eral runs on the net but were un­able to get the ball past the Lady Moun­ties’ goal­keeper. The Rogers Lady Moun­ties took the vic­tory, 7-0, over the Decatur Lady Bull­dogs.

The Lady Bull­dogs were to travel to Spring­dale March 12 to take on the Shiloh Chris­tian Saints in their first con­fer­ence match of the sea­son.

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/MIKE ECKELS

Decatur’s Da­nia Uribe (7) moves the ball across the field as a Lady Moun­tie tries to steal it in Rogers March 8.

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