Highlands girls varsity soccer team took on Blue Ridge Early College on the road on March 28 and walked away with a solid victory ending with a final of 8-0.
BREC Mercedes McLaughlin and Highlands Abbie Doerter work for position going for the ball in Cashiers.
The Lady Bobcats have next play an away game on April 21 against Cherokee, game begins at 4:30 p.m.
BREC Holly Foss makes a break for Highlands’ goal.
The Lady Highlanders will host Cherokee on April 28, game begins at 6 p.m.
Highlands Addie Westendorf sends the ball down the field.
BREC Peyton Bryson clears the ball out of BREC territory.
Highlands Hayley Small stops a BREC shot on goal.
Highlands Hayley Borino controls a line-drive pass before moving down the field.
BREC Ava Davis sprints after the ball against Highlands at home.
Highlands Brandy Zagal looks to center the ball with BREC Paige McCall out to make a stop.
BREC Jenny Contreras makes her way down the field under pressure from Highlands Hayley Borino.
Highlands Reese Schmitt crosses the ball under pressure from Abigail Corona.
BREC Goalie Macy Heltsley stops a line-drive shot on goal by Highlands Reese Schmitt.
Highlands Julia May Schmitt fires a shot on BREC’s goal.
BREC Hannah Stiwinter brings the ball outside under pressure from highlands Gabbi Diaz Martinez.
Highlands Goalie Ava Schmitt sends the ball deep into midfield.
BREC Vanessa Russell breaks for Highlands’ goal.
Highlands Addie Westendorf keeps the ball moving down the field with a header against BREC.
BREC Izzy Moody picks off a Highlands pass.
BREC Peyton Bryson clears the ball away from BREC’s goal.
Highlands Mac Woods kicks the ball back towards BREC territory.
Highlands Goalie Haley Small sends the ball down the field playing away against BREC.
BREC Macy Heltsley stops a Highlands shot on goal.
BREC Holly Foss controls a pass in midair.
Highlands Gabbie Diaz Martinez races for a pass from midfield.
BREC Paige McCall clears the ball out of the danger zone at home against Highlands.
BREC Ava Davis and Highlands Caitlin Doerter race for the ball. Highlands Addie Westendorf (center) looks to see how it pans out before making her next move.
Highlands Hayley Borino dodges and weaves as she makes her way towards BREC’s goal.
BREC Izzy Moody passes the ball down the field against Highlands.
Highlands Reese Schmitt controls a pass before breaking for BREC’s goal.
BREC Vanessa Russell brings the ball down the field with Highlands Abbie Doerter trying to make a stop.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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