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Strong start for BHS soccer girls

Things are off on the right foot for the Bearden High School girls soccer team.

The Lady SoccerDawgs (2-0 overall record and 1-0 in District 4-AAA entering the week) defeated the Science Hill Hilltoppers 4-0 Thursday, Aug. 18, at BHS’s Bruce Allender Field.

After a slow start offensively, the Lady SoccerDawgs found their rhythm when senior Sarah Bumpas netted a goal with 16:30 left in the first half.

Ten minutes later, senior Pua Coffman found the net on a free kick to give BHS a 2-0 lead.

"We started out a little shaky today, when we got the first goal it motivated us and we kept going and going," Coffman said. "We got four goals against a very aggressive team, so we need to step it up when we play against higher level teams and we did that tonight."

Freshman Amanda Barton got into the scoring mix with a goal from 25 yards out with 26:30 left. Senior Janie Dance capped off the Bearden scoring with a goal with 15:30 left after faking out a Hilltopper defender and tapping it past the goalie.

"I'm happy you know Science Hill is our first game of playing against a team that is pretty good and our girls stepped up," BHS head coach Eric Turner said. "(We) really controlled the midfield and did a good job. "Defensively the team stepped up so we are happy for them."

Three players stood out according to Turner. "Amanda Barton, a freshman is having a great year so far, Alex Meehan in the middle had a great game and Pua Coffman in the back," he said.


The Lady SoccerDawgs scored in a big way as they defeated Sevier County 11-0 Tuesday, Aug. 16, to open the season on the road.

Becca Graves scored a hat trick with three goals to lead BHS. Barton and Bumpas scored two goals apiece. Hannah Rudder, Julie Koch, Lindsay Pompilio and Abbie Thumler scored one goal apiece.


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