Barnum leads Bulldog soccer gals over Eagles and Miners

Bulldog Abbie Barnum #2 tracks down a pass from teammate Kallie Graves for the only goal in the win over Sunrise Mountain Friday afternoon at the Mesquite Sports and Events Center.

Bulldog Abbie Barnum #2 tracks down a pass from teammate Kallie Graves for the only goal in the win over Sunrise Mountain Friday afternoon at the Mesquite Sports and Events Center.

Barnum had an amazing 4 goals in the win over Boulder City to continue her obliteration of both boys and girls career soccer scoring records. Barnum had all three goals in a 5-3 loss earlier this week to 4A Clark High School. Barnum had the Dawgs up 1-0 at the half against the Eagles and added three more goals in the second half. Although never threatened Bulldog coach Bob Snell said,” We need a better effort on Friday to defeat a good Sunrise Mountain team from the Sunset League.”

Snell’s prophecy proved correct as the Lady Dawgs came away with a 1-0 defeat of the Sunrise Mountain Miners. Barnum scored in the box on a great pass from Kallie Graves. The goal was made within the first minute of the match but did not show dominance over the Miners. There would not be another goal scored in the next 79 minutes of play as both defenses took over the game. The Bulldogs had a four to two shot advantage over their aggressive opponents in the first half. Despite, attacking each other’s defensive side the rest of the game, the teams were scoreless. Bulldog coach Snell paced the sideline in front of his bench exhorting his charges saying,” This feels like a playoff game. They are tuning up for the playoffs as we need to do also. We may see them again in the first round.” Barnum had 8 goals while Graves added 3 assists for the week. Kennadi Ludvigson and Ally Wright had assists in the win over Boulder City. The Dawgs conference record now stands at 5-1 with four league games remaining before the playoffs. The Dawgs need only one win, to assure a playoff spot. They travel to Chaparral on Tuesday Oct. 18 before hosting Moapa Valley on Oct. 20 in a 5:30pm scheduled game. TECH leads the conference with a 6-0 record and comes to the Virgin Valley on Monday Oct. 24.

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