The Becker Bulldog girls’ soccer team has begun the season with two wins and a tie in its first nine games led by team captains Rebecca Lyon, Abby Atwood, and Charlie Ebert.
With four games left in the season, Atwood leads the Bulldogs in scoring with three goals. Leading the defense Kailey Thompson has amassed 42 clearances with Ebert following at 19. Qolbe Olson has collected 42 saves in the net with six by Eiligh Mrnak.
The Bulldogs took their first victory of the season against the Little Falls Flyers with a final score of 2-1. The Flyers scored an early goal in the first half, but goals by Atwood and Alana McGowan (assisted by Atwood and Olson) pulled them ahead. The Bulldogs held the lead with impressive defense by Thompson, boasting 13 clearances and Olson racking up 11 saves in the net.
The Bulldogs fought hard the next game against St Cloud Cathedral, but it ended with a 5-0 loss.
It was a different story for the Bulldogs at the following game against the Princeton Tigers. Becker really showed improvement with their passing skills as they advanced the ball down the field and held the ball on offense for most of the contest. Alyssa Kinney and Atwood (assisted by Olivia Diercks and Lily Warren) were able to find the back of the net. Ebert led the team with seven clearances and Olson notched eight saves. The final score was a shutout, 2-0.
Becker had tough loss to Chisago Lake Wildcats 7-1 in their next game. Atwood scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs (assisted by Rebecca Lyon). Impressive defense was had by Ebert with 12 clearances and Olson had 12 saves.
The Bulldogs had a nail biter of a game against St Francis Saints. Ebert made a precision goal off a penalty kick in the first half to give a 1-0 advantage to Becker. The Bulldogs battled hard on defense with Thompson getting 14 clearances and goal keeper Mrnak having six saves, however, a last minute penalty goal for the Saints ended the game with a tie.
The girls have four regular season games left in the season before playoffs.