Lady Bobcats lose to Cherokee at home

Blue Ridge Early College girls varsity soccer team hosted Cherokee on St. Patrick’s day and lost 1-0.

BREC Vanessa Russell controls a pass before headed to Cherokee’s goal.

BREC Coach Nick Pressler said they had opportunities to score, couldn’t put it in the back of the net.

BREC Ava Davis stops an offensive run by Cherokee.

“The girls played well, they just seemed a little nervous for the first game,” he said. “We are a very young team.”

The Lady Bobcats have only one senior, Holly Foss.

BREC Holly Foss takes the ball down a wet field against Cherokee at home.

“It will take a little bit to get the chemistry. I thought the defense played well and still learning to move as a unit,” said Pressler.

BREC Jessica Mace moves to intercept a Cherokee pass.

BREC Peyton Bryson sends the ball back up to the Lady Bobcats’ offense.

BREC Abigail Corona makes her way down the field with Cherokee moving to make a stop.

BREC Jenny Contreras picks off a Cherokee pass.

BREC Goalie Macy Heltsley stops a line-drive shot by Cherokee.

BREC Nayely Mireles takes the ball to the outside and kicks it up to the offense.

BREC Hannah Stiwinter rips a shot on goal.

BREC Paige McCall takes a shot on goal against Cherokee.

BREC Vanessa Russell makes a B-line to Cherokee’s goal.

BREC Holly Foss centers the ball so the Lady Bobcats have a shot on goal.

BREC Coach Nick Pressler shouts wisdom from the sidelines.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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