May 4, 2012 — The middle school girls in green enter district tournament play in Bath County this weekend hoping to follow in last year’s foot- steps returning home with a first place trophy.
They enter the tournament with a 16-1-1 record after a six-game winning streak.
The streak began with a 3-0 win over Paris with Hannah Bandura leading the scoring at two goals. Hannah Taylor made the second assist and then put in the third ball.
Following the Paris win, The Lady Vikings traveled to Fleming County the following day where they took down the Lady Panthers 6-0.
Ariel Gross and Hannah Bandura scored two apiece with Montanna Minor and Nicole Plank putting one each past the goalie.
The Rowan girls beat West Carter at home Saturday morning with Ariel Gross and Kennedy Scott leading the scoring with two each. Hannah Bandura and Nicole Plank put in one each ending the game with a 6-1 scoreboard.
Later the same afternoon the girls matched-up with Boyd County continuing the winning streak with a shutout 3-0 win.
Sisters Hannah and Helen Bandura put in a goal apiece with a third in the net by Montanna Minor. Ariel Gross had one assist.
The last pre-tournament game took the girls to Menifee County Monday where the Lady Vikings smashed the Lady Wildcats 7-0.Goalies Emily Moore and Kalle Eldridge left the Wildcats scoreless while Hannah Taylor and Hannah Bandura led the scoring at the Menifee end with two each. Kelsey Cyrus, Ariel Gross and Montanna Minor each made a goal with assists from Nicole Plank and Kennedy Scott.
“We have been playing really great soccer these last couple weeks,” said Coach Randy Wallace. “The offensive plays have been controlling the games with a very sharp passing,” he continued.
“Our defense has really made strides with every game and has been there for the big plays.”
Team co-captain Hannah Bandura said she was looking forward to another district win. “We have had a great season,” she said. “I think we will continue the winning streak through the tournament.”
Eighth grade side-midfielder Montanna Minor agrees. “We have come together as a team with our passing and scoring. I think we will win it all!”
The boys and girls eighth -grade night will take place today following games with St. Patrick.
Kim Bandura can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 784-4116.