Bulldogs soccer loses 2-1 at PCS

Published 12:03 am Friday, March 21, 2014

Despite falling 2-1 to Providence Christian Thursday night, Andalusia soccer coach Tim Ramsden said the effort that came from the Bulldogs was the best this season.

No team scored in the first half to go into halftime at 0-0.

PC came out to start the second half with a quick goal within the first two minutes.

“The kids then surprised me and stepped up and got an equalizer with about 20 minutes to go,” Ramsden said.

James Albritton scored Andalusia’s goal to tie the game up.

After that, the Bulldogs had quite a few chances to score, but didn’t make any of them count, Ramsden said.

PC went on to score its last goal with about four minutes left in the game.

“I thought we played quite well through the first half,” Ramsden said. “We could’ve been more intense and stronger. All in all, I’m very proud of the team today.

“That was to me — even though we’ve won — the best result of the season,” he said.

Ramsden said Andalusia did this with four middle schoolers in the game and four starters out.

The AHS coach said he thought Zach Parker played well anchoring the defense; Adam Peek and Jaxon Rudolph played well. Additionally, Ethan Barton, an eighth grader, also played well in replacement of left back Cameron Phillips.

Ramsden also said Kiryan Wain, Wain Yongkuma, Shelbee Mathews and Lonzell Bryant played well, too.

In goal, goalkeeper Ben Jackson made a lot of saves to keep the Bulldogs in it, Ramsden said.