HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Lady Bomber Soccer First 5 Matches
September 2, 2013By Ernest Watson, Jr. of Rensselaer Central High School/Middle School
The Lady Bombers first match was Thursday August 22 at Hanover Central. The Bombers scored quickly with a goal from Kara Bulington in the first 3 minutes of the half. Hanover Central tied the match at 1-1. Goals by Alex Clemente and Sam Massoels helped the Bombers into halftime with a 3-3 tie. In the 2nd half there were 2 goals by Allie Graves and 1 by Alex Clemente which still wasn't enough to secure a win as the Bombers lost 8-6.
The 2nd match of the season as Saturday August 24 at Kouts. The Lady Bombers scored in the 1st half when Alex Clemente scored on a shot from the 18 for a 1-0 halftime lead. Kouts tied the match at 1-1 before Alex Clemente scored her second goal to lead the Lady Bombers to a 2-1 victory.
The 3rd match was the Lady Bombers home opener on Tuesday August 27 against Covenant Christian. Alex Clemente came out in the first 10 minutes and scored 2 goals with her sister Monica Clemente adding the 3rd goal for a 3-0 halftime lead. In the 2nd half Alex Clemente scored her 3rd goal and Kara Bulington added another goal to give the Lady Bombers a 5-0 lead. However the Lady Bombers had a let down allowing Covenant Christian to score 4 goals before the Bombers added the 6th goal by Allie Graves to give the Lady Bombers a 6-4 victory.
The Lady Bombers were at home against the Hebron Hawks on Thursday August 29. The Bombers defense came out sluggish allowing Hebron to score twice. The Bombers responded with goals from Alex Clemente, Sam Massoels and Allie Graves and Hebron added a 3rd goal for a halftime score of 3-3. In the 2nd half the defense stepped up and Alex Clemente scored her 2nd goal giving the Lady Bombers a 4-3 victory.
The 3rd match of the week was a home match with conference opponent Delphi on Saturday August 31. The Lady Bombers went on a scoring frenzy with 6 goals in the first half. 2 goals by Kara Bulington, 1 goal each by Monica Clemente, Alex Clemente, Lexie Wuethrich and Allie Graves for a 6-1 halftime lead. In the 2nd half Kara Bulington addd 2 more goals and Alex Clemente added 1 more goal before Delphi scored 2 late goals making final score 9-3 for a Lady Bomber victory. The Lady Bombers record is 4-1.