Bobcats bite soccer Bulldogs

Friday, March 14, 2008
Lady Bobcat Liz Berrios hooked this corner kick right through the Decatur defense and safely into the net for the first of her two goals Monday night. Berryville's boys and girls both took wins on Monday from Decatur. David McNeal / Carroll County News

BERRYVILLE -- The Bobcat soccer teams got back on the winning track this week with victories over the Decatur Bulldogs.

Coach Don Earnest reported that on Monday the Lady Bobcats (1-1-1) defeated Decatur 4-0, with three goals by Liz Berrios and one by Lilly Herrera.

"Liz did a good job both ways, on offense and defense," Coach Earnest said. "Lilly is quick and can stay with her defender. They're both pretty good.

"We dominated play, missed a few early goals, but I'm pleased with the effort. Jessica Rivera did an outstanding job. She plays the back, the last person to beat. And Herminia Ramirez had six clears, did a heck of a job. They're all getting better."

Berrios got her first goal on a corner kick, bending the ball around and through the Decatur defense for an untouched goal. Her second came just minutes later when she broke through and beat the goalie with a crisp shot.

The Bobcat boys took 28 shots to Decatur's two, but won just 1-0.

"Efren Trujillo scored our goal off a nice pass from Sergio Gomez," Earnest said. "It was a heck of a pass. He just laid it up there for him.

"Decatur had eight back on defense. Will Marley, our sweeper, had a heck of a game. He's one reason Decatur got no more shots. He had 12 clears.

"Joel Mata had 10 clears and an outstanding game. He's aggressive and fast, and Jesus Renteria had seven clears. They all stayed at midfield all night," Earnest said.

Tuesday, March 11

The Lady Bobcats fell 3-1 to the Lady Saints, with Taylor Bishop scoring the lone goal for Berryville.

"Taylor came down the right side, the ball went in then bounced around, then she headed it in," Coach Earnest said.

That gave the girls a 1-2-1 record, 1-1 in league play.

A JV boys game with Eureka Springs was played afterwards, with Eureka winning 4-2. For Berryville, Joaquin Aguinaga and Angel Portillo scored the goals. Earnest said Joe Orellana and Hasler Morales played well on defense, along with Humberto Camarillo.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: