BRHS sweeps CarrollPublished 10:17am Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Benjamin Russell Wildcats soccer teams continued their strong closes to the season, as the boys and girls picked up 6-1 victories over Carroll-Ozark in weekend action. Both Wildcats squads improved to 17-6-1 on the year.
For the boys, the win was their fourth in a row. They have won 11 of their last 12 outings. As for the girls, they have won five of their last seven matches.
With the sectional crowns locked up, BRHS has turned its attention to trying to remain undefeated in area play. Recaps of the matches are as follows:
BRHS 6, Carroll-Ozark 1 (boys)
Multi-goal games from Richie Bradshaw and Cole Grogan powered the Wildcats over the Carroll-Ozark Eagles.
Dalton Lucas began the scoring for BRHS, and Bradshaw followed with a free kick that found the back of the net. Grogan’s first score allowed the Wildcats to head into intermission up 3-0.
“We came out hard,” BRHS boys soccer coach Sammy Teel said. “We felt like we didn’t play well the first time we went up against Carroll-Ozark, so we were determined to come out and show that we are a much better team than we were last time.”
Grogan and Bradshaw did all the scoring for the Wildcats in the second half.
Grogan found the net two more times for a hat trick, and Bradshaw put a bow on the win after receiving a 60-yard assist from Michael Speake and converting it into a score.
“With the competition we have coming up, we’re striving to get better,” Teel said. “The boys are playing hard, and they understand what lies ahead. We know that heading into the playoffs, a lot of the teams we may face won’t respect us because of how young we are.”
Next for the ‘Cats as they close the regular season is a home match against Opelika tonight at 7 p.m.
BRHS 6, Carroll-Ozark 1 (girls)
Whitley Bailey and Ciera Harrell each scored twice to lead the Lady Wildcats to a 6-1 win over Carroll-Ozark on the pitch.
Emily Pemberton and Allyson Parmer also found the net for BRHS.
Despite having won five of their last seven and dominating sectional play by outscoring all sectional opponents by a combined 31-2 margin, BRHS girls coach Mehgan Bailey said that the Lady ‘Cats aren’t quite where she’d like them to be as the playoffs loom.
“I know we’ve been winning, but since spring break they just haven’t been playing to their potential,” Bailey said. “I know we can be better. We’re going to work hard to get back to where we were.”
Next for the Lady ‘Cats as they close the regular season is a home match against Opelika tonight at 5:30 p.m.