Sports

Bulldogs fall to unbeaten Blue Hawks

Friday, October 5, 2012

By SAMANTHA RUSSO

Correspondent

The Bedford High School girls soccer team found out quickly why Exeter has dominated Division I over the last few years.

The Blue Hawks (11-0) quickly took over the first half of the game, scoring four of their six goals, on the way to a 6-2 victory over the Bulldogs (7-2-1).

Bedford appeared to be rattled, but with four minutes left in the first half, Jessica Joseph was able to put the Bulldogs on the board, to make it 4-1 at the half.

“Exeter is a great team,” Bedford coach Michelle Winning said. “I thought we played hard and the girls didn’t give up and we did what we could do but they’re a great team.

“It’s a good benchmark to see where we need to get to, but at the same time, just to see that we can score on great teams and we can play tough and we can give them a physical game.”

The second half was a battle of defenses. Fifteen minutes went by without a single goal. Bedford gave up two goals to Casey Scott and Casey Estey of Exeter.

The Bulldogs were not willing to go out without a fight. Kelsey Kennedy had a goal for Bedford, making it 6-2. Bedford came close to closing the gap two more times, but it wasn’t enough.

“We have a tough stretch coming up, but they’re playing hard and their doing everything they can and that’s all I can ask of them,” said Winning.

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