By JOY STEIDL
On a cold rainy night the Beech Buccaneers faced off against county rival the Lady Bison at Station Camp High School.
It was a back and forth battle as is usual between these two high quality teams. There were multiple penalties on each side with one player from the Lady Bison earning a yellow card in the second half.
Although Station Camp controlled the ball much of the first half both teams squandered opportunities and the scored remained tied 0-0 in the first half.
“Station Camp is a very very good team and our girls played with a lot of heart,” said head Coach Mario Sanchez.
Early in the second half Station Camp defender Macy Carter took a free kick outside the 18 yard box. The kick was high and hard sailing over the Beech keeper’s head and into the right upper 90 corner of the net, and the lady Bison went up 1-0
The Buccaneers spirits seemed to dip a bit and they Lady Bison maintained much of the possession for the next ten minutes. In the 21 minutes the Bison gave up a corner kick and the Buccaneers had the opportunity to even the score. Beech sent in a high deep corner kick to the far post and the tall Junior Kendra Mueller headed it in for the equalizer.
The intensity picked up for both teams as they battled to get that elusive go ahead goal. There were many hard fought struggles for ball control, slide tackles, and perhaps a few elbows on both sides but neither was able to capitalize and the final score was a 1-1 draw.
“I am very proud of our girls we played with a lot of intensity tonight and found a way to get an equalizer. They played a great game and I am very proud of them.” Said Sanchez
Station Camp will face Pope John Paul II tomorrow night at home and Beech will be away at Springfield on 9/14.