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‘Cats crush OHS

Published 10:57am Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two goals from Ciera Harrell helped the Lady Wildcats stonewall the Opelika Lady Bulldogs to the tune of a 6-0 victory.
Alexis Goldhagen, Ruth Anne Ballard, Emily Pemberton and Whitley Bailey also put strikes into the twine for the Lady ‘Cats.
Harrell’s first goal came when she delivered a header off a free kick from the outside.
The Lady Cats went into the break up 3-0, but according to BRHS girls soccer coach Meghan Bailey, The girls’ second-half performance sealed the deal.
“In the first half, we didn’t really come out as strong as I wanted us to,” she said. “The second half was a completely different story. We played much better.”
Meghan said earlier that despite the recent on-field success of the team, the Lady ‘Cats were struggling to play to their capabilities, but that has changed after productive practices.
“We had an absolutely amazing practice on Tuesday, and we’ve got Sylacauga coming up,” she said. “After that, we’ve got the playoffs coming so we’ll be on the practice field all week. The girls are determined. Even though some people out there may be doubting us, I believe they have it in them to win.”
The Lady Wildcats will try to prove that when they face the Sylacauga Lady Aggies in their regular-season finale. In the teams’ last meeting, the Lady Aggies came away victorious.
“We know that we dominated that last game against Sylacauga,” Meghan said. “They got lucky and got two breakaway goals that went in. We want to win, for sure. To us, this is a playoff game, and I know that it’ll be such a tough game for us. Hopefully we have a big crowd out there.”
The Lady ‘Cats are scheduled to play the Lady Aggies at the Sportplex at 5:30 p.m. today.