Dutchtown girls squeeze by Baton Rouge for third straight win

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Dutchtown's 2-1 victory over Baton Rouge High avenged last month's 3-0 defeat to the Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Dewey Keller.

The Dutchtown girl's soccer team earned their third straight victory last week as they edged out Baton Rouge High, 2-1, in a district battle.

The Lady Griffin defense led the way to the win as Baton Rouge was only able to get off two shots to the Dutchtown goal.

The Lady Griffins came into the contest on a hot streak--winning four of their last five matches. In their previous two victories, they had outscored district foes McKinley and East Ascension by a combined margin of 14-0.

Their stellar play continued last week as they traveled to face Baton Rouge, a team that had beaten them, 3-0, just a month earlier.

This time around, Dutchtown took the opening lead as Hannah German got a shot past Baton Rouge goalkeeper Martha Cox for the 1-0 advantage in the 14th minute.

The lead lasted for a while, but the Lady Bulldogs finally knotted things up in the 38th minute when Natalie Presedo got a shot past Dutchtown goalkeeper Sofia McNulty.

The match remained at a tie heading into the break.

When the action picked up, the Lady Griffin offense went right back on the attack. Just seven minutes in, Madyson Bleakley was good on a shot that regained the lead for Dutchtown.

The 2-1 advantage was all the Lady Griffins needed to salt away the victory.

The Dutchtown offense was active all night. In addition to the two goals, they forced Cox to make seven saves.

It was quite a different story for the Lady Bulldogs. McNulty only had to make two saves during the match.

It was a huge victory for Dutchtown. Not only did it earn them a three-match winning streak, but it halted a nine-match streak for Baton Rouge. It was their first loss in over a month.

The win improved the Lady Griffins to 14-6-2 overall. It also boosted their district mark to an impressive 5-2.