|Highlands Girls Soccer, Girls Golf Pick Up Victories|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior forward Tatum Price (5) boots the ball ahead in a recent game. She had two assists in the 4-0 Bluebird win at Campbell County.|
The two teams used to be in the 19th District before the change to the current format in 2012. Highlands (4-1 overall) out-shot Campbell County (1-5), 24-1 including 17-0 on goal. The four Bluebirds wins have been shutouts.
"Coming off the loss on Saturday, we were really wanting to get off to a fast start and we were lucky enough to do that," said Alex Dean, Highlands Head Coach. "Ever since that, we kept on pushing at them. They're a really good team that does compete. They had a couple of injuries. They lost one of their best players and so we understand they were adjusting to that. We knew we couldn't take them lightly. We just made sure we were ready to go."
Highlands had three corner kicks, five fouls and a yellow card. Campbell County committed one foul and had one corner kick.
The Bluebirds saw senior forward Lindsey Meyer, junior forward Jordan Halpin, sophomore defender/forward Greta Noble and and senior midfielder Hanna Buecker score goals. Meyer leads Highlands with a team-high six goals, five assists for a total of 17 points. This marked the first goals of the season for the other three.
Highlands has assists on all four goals. Junior forward Tatum Price had two to up her total to five on the season. Junior forward Maria Broering and junior forward/midfielder Amy Herfel added their first assists of the season.
"We really tightened up our defense and connected more up top," Price said. "We stayed more patient during this game. We worked on anticipating and reacting faster."
Highlands takes on Bellevue (0-3) in a 36th District game on Tuesday, Game time is 6 p.m.
Highlands 196, Bishop Brossart 216:
The Bluebirds moved to 4-0 in dual matches with the win at Hickory Sticks Golf Course. Bracken County also participated, but did not field a full team of at least four golfers.
Highlands freshman KJ Toole won medalist honors in the nine-hole match shooting a 42. Sophomore Ellie Rowland followed with a 44 with junior Clara Bushman shooting a 52 and seventh grader Bailey Markus firing a 57. Senior Abigail Wira also participated shooting a 59.
"I have to say they've definitely taken that (thinking before swinging the golf clubs) into account as well as putting in a lot of time on their own," said Mike Lipscomb, Highlands Head Coach. "The girls have been going out due to the rain we had the past couple of weeks so we haven't had as much time for practice. But the girls have really gone out and put the time in to hit some extra balls and work on their game even when we don't have an opportunity to play or practice."
When able to practice, Bushman has said Lipscomb puts ball all over the hole on the green and has the players fire in at different angles. But Marcus has gone through a different drill.
"For me, he lines tees up in a row then I have to shoot three balls," Marcus said. "It has to either be two tees right to the side or right on the tee because I have struggles with tees on putting."
Highlands takes on Beechwood on Tuesday at the World of Golf in Florence. Tee time is 3:30 p.m.