Lady Pirates Varsity Soccer closes 4-9 for the season

The Lady Pirates traveled to a neutral location to match up against conference rival, the Batesville Bulldogs.

The Lady Pirates went into the game knowing it would be a tough match since their last meeting with the Bulldogs saw the score at 10-0 with a Pirates loss. This time the Pirates looked much better on the field.

Senior Captain and Keeper Ella Lowe led the Defense and kept the Bulldog attack frustrated for the first 20 minutes of the game until the Bulldogs were able to strike first. The Defensive line is made up of starters Senior Emily Million, Senior Scotlynn Reinhold, Senior Lillian Wheatley and Freshman Genevieve Smith. Lowe would see 18 shots on goal in the first half and only two would settle on the scoreboard taking the Pirates into the half down 2-0.

The second half showed some offensive spark by the Lady Pirates. The starting midfielders led by Senior Caption Mykenzi Morlan and Junior Captain Emilee Ernstes managed to move the ball into the attacking side of the field with the help of the other midfielder starters, Senior Kylie Hostetler and Junior Natalie Kalinowski. 

As the ball continually moved toward the Batesville goal during the second half the starting forwards, led by Junior Captain Macey Smith, were waiting for their opportunity to score. Smith along with starting Senior Kayla Haycock would both see a shot of goal in the second half. Morlan would also register a shot in the second half. 

Lowe would see 27 shots and only 4 would settle in the back of the net. Million, Reinhold and G. Smith would also each have a notable stop in the goal, keeping the score low. The game would end with Greensburg unable to get a shot in the net. With a score of 4-0, the Bulldogs take the win.

The Lady Pirates would like to thank all the parents and fans this season. The team very much noticed all the cheering and support throughout our matches. There were many times we traveled and had just as many if not more fans in the stands. THANK YOU!

The Pirates end the season 4-9.

Coach Ryan Morlan

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