Bulldog soccer gets on winning track
By Greg Sullivan
Last week was a good one for Bulldog soccer, as the varsity team picked up two big wins and the JV squad picked up another.
On Friday, the Dogs found themselves down 2-0 within the first five minutes of the game, but the Dogs responded to tie the game 2-2 at the half on their way to five unanswered goals and a 5-2 win at Newton County.
"Being able to pick ourselves up after being down 2-0 showed me our team has heart," said Bulldog Head Coach Chip Meyer.
Sean Caple led the Dogs with two goals against Newton. Zach Yost, Jacob Connelly and Justin Rivers each added a goal apiece.
The team kept their momentum going Monday, picking up a 6-0 win at GMC.
The Dogs only led 1-0 at the half, but in the second half the team finally began to capitalize on their opportunities to capture a lop-sided win.
"We had a bunch of opportunities," Meyer said of the first half when the team wasn't able to score on some of their shots. "Half-time adjustments made the difference."
Jacob Connelly was the top scorer against GMC Monday, scoring as the Dogs were able to build on momentum from Friday's win. Sean Caple and Leo Mendoza each added a goal. One other of the Dogs' goals was credited to GMC as a Morgan kick deflected off a GMC player for a score.
The team hosted Monroe Area on Tuesday. They visit Winder-Barrow on Thursday night.
In JV action last week the JV Dogs handed Jefferson a 2-1 loss in Madison behind goals from Mason York and Zach Yost.
The JV team will resume action when they host Oglethorpe on Saturday.