If you missed last nights home opener of the Batavia Bulldogs vs. New Richmond Lions, you missed one of the most exciting games of soccer we've seen in years.
Both teams came out on fire. There was more back and forth than a tennis match but the Lions scored early. Something noticed by the crowd last night was that the Bulldogs stayed in the fight. With an amazing assist by Grant Switzer, Kegan Gadbury was in perfect position and placed the ball in the back of the goal for a 1 to 1 tie.
With only a few mintues to go Zane Cole fed Noah Patel a perfect pass and Noah booted one of the most impressive goals I've seen. From outside the box, he arched the ball in and dropped it right under the top bar, just out of reach of the Lion's keeper for a 2 to 1 lead. The crow went absolutely crazy. I hope we have video of that goal.
Keeping the Lion's to only a single goal was in thanks to Jr. keeper, Noah Brasfield with 9 saves.
It was a very physical game and aside from a few players shaken up, no one was injured.
Next week we will be at Goshen along with the Girls Varsity. Come out and support your Bulldogs soccer.