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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday Highlands Sports Notes

Bluebirds Girls Soccer Dominates District Game; Girls Golf Wins Dual Match

Twitter Photo. The Highlands girls golf team defeated Scott on Wednesday to move to 3-0 in dual matches.
The Highlands Bluebirds girls soccer team generally does not have issues taking care of business in games it has been heavily favored in 36th District action.

The same proved to be true again Wednesday. Highlands (3-0 overall and 2-0 in district play) handled the host Newport Ladycats (0-2, 0-1) by a 10-0 count. The game ended with about 30 minutes left in the second half. Highlands has outscored the competition, 18-0 on the season.

"One of the things the coaching staff really emphasized is treating a game like (Wednesday) where it is a district game and in the past, we've done pretty well against that team is coming out and still making sure we do everything like we did the two games prior and the same that we're going to do with the final 17 games," said Alex Dean, Highlands Head Coach. "It's not getting into bad habits, which is a lazy warm-up, laziness on the field and not playing fast. So it's just continuing to make sure we move forward and not have any lapses with our pre-game and our in-game performances."

Highlands outshot Newport, 28-0 with 23 coming on goal. Junior Maria Wiefering led Highlands with three goals and an assist for seven points. Senior Lindsey Meyer had two goals and two assists for six points. Meyer has a team-high 11 points on the season with three goals and five assists. Wiefering leads Highlands with four goals.

Sophomore Greta Noble added three assists for Highlands. Juniors Mallory Zimmerman, Amy Herfel, Maria Broering and Katelynn Helminiak had one goal each. The other goal came on a Newport own goal. Sophomore Kenzie Nehus, Senior Gwen Gorman and junior Jordan Halpin added assists.

"We've really focused on making sure we're in the right place to be able to create opportunities, which was kind of something we struggled with last year," Noble said. "Last year, We didn't have as many high-scoring games. (It's about) knowledge of where to put the ball and when (in addition to) making sure everything is on target is something we've really worked on."

Highlands faces Sacred Heart (2-0) on Saturday. Game time is 10:30 a.m.

Golf, Girls:
Highlands 168, Scott 232:

Highlands improved to 3-0 in dual meets at AJ Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria. This marked the team's first match since Aug. 10.

Highlands takes on Boone County on Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Club in California, Kentucky. Tee time is 3:30 p.m.

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