GHS soccer girls battling hard in league play

GHS soccer girls battling hard in league play

The Greenwood Lady Bulldogs are holding their own in 5A West conference play (3-4) and are two games above the .500 mark overall at 7-5-1.

They remain in the middle of the pack in the league standings in fifth place, one game behind Russellville (4-3). Little Rock Christian, Siloam Springs, and Greenbrier are all tied at the top of the conference with 6-1 records.

The GHS girls have split their last four matches in league play, notching wins over Beebe and Alma, while falling to Siloam Springs and Greenbrier.

Head Coach Andrew Post and his team lost a tough one at Siloam Springs on March 26th. Locked in a scoreless tie at the half, the Lady Panthers managed to score a single second-half goal for the 1-0 win.

But three days later (March 29th) the Lady Bulldogs found some extra offense against the visiting Lady Badgers from Beebe in a 6-0 blowout. Greenwood led 4-0 at the half.

The match was a showcase for Greenwood foreign exchange student Paula Burillo, a junior who had five goals in the contest. Senior Sarah White scored the other GHS goal. Junior Bella Mora added four assists.

Then last Tuesday, April 2nd, the GHS girls had a similar offensive outburst at Alma, also winning 6-0. The Lady Bulldogs led 2-0 at the break before blowing the match open with four second-half goals.

Once again it was Burillo leading the charge with three scores. Mora also added a goal, along with seniors Masheayah Moore and Emerson Lejong.

Last Friday’s home match against the Lady Panthers of Greenbrier ended in disappointment for the Lady Bulldogs. After a scoreless 80 minutes of play, the visitors won 4-3 in the overtime shootout.

The GHS girls’ only scheduled match this week will be on Friday at Little Rock Christian Academy. They then host Russellville in a critical conference match next Tuesday before traveling to Vilonia next Friday.

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