It was 45 degrees out when Coach Rick Lewis’ Bainbridge Middle School Bearcats boys soccer team kicked off their second game of the season against Cairo on Friday night.
After 15 minutes dominating Cairo, Tristan Love, playing center defense, launched the ball from midfield right to the feet of Caleb Harris playing center forward. Caleb drilled the ball from deep in Cairo’s red zone into the upper right corner of the goal for the first goal of the game.
Cairo evened it up soon after and then scored another right before the half.
Bearcat Angel Munoz, playing forward wing, evened it up in the second half with a solo drive down the right side topped off by a high flying kick from 20 yards out into the goal.
The Bearcats almost took the lead more than once with tremendous plays by Angel Munoz and Caleb Harris and mid-fielder Connor Christopher, and an amazing rush attack on the goal by center Alex Sodon.
Though the game ended as a 2-2 tie Coach Lewis was very pleased with the teams’ overall effort. “We played aggressive and we attacked the ball and I’m really happy how the entire team played together.”
The middle school girls team played earlier in the evening against the Cairo girls team. Though they did not secure a win, special mention must be made of the tremendous efforts from center McKenna Stegall and mid-fielders Taylor Emmons and Sandy Baker.
The BMS Bearcats and Lady ‘Cats play Thomasville Central on Monday afternoon at Centennial Field. The games start at 4:30.