The Union Recorder

Local Sports

March 20, 2014

Bulldogs soccer fall to FPD

MILLEDGEVILLE — Taking the field against quality teams, Georgia Military Prep School boys’ and girls’ soccer dropped home matches to First Presbyterian Day School on Tuesday at the Baldwin County Recreation Department soccer complex.

Battling the first half to keep the score at nil, the boy’s team relinquished its tie ball game when the Vikings scored five unanswered goals in the second half of play to win 5-0 over GMC Prep.

“I truly believe after talking with Coach Bobby [Jaworski], that they just got tired,” head coach Linda Brown said.

In most of the games played this season, the Bulldogs have managed to play with their competition for one half, but fatigue sets in and their opponent generally pulls ahead in the later stages of the game.

Boys assistant coach Bobby Jaworski specifically emphasized that the team keep the intensity high against the Vikings, but it was to no avail as the No. 4 ranked FPD squad charged ahead to win with all of their goals coming in the second forty-minute segment of play.

“In some ways we came out a little flat-footed, but those guys aren’t number four for no reason,” Jaworski said. “They took it to us.”

Even though the win slipped right through the Bulldogs’ paws, Jaworski is still pleased with the level of play early on in the game.

“Honestly, we played right there with them the first half,” he said. “We’ve just got to keep that up in the second half.”

Now 0-8 on the season, head coach Brown admits she knew this year would be a struggle for the boy’s team after losing key seniors last year, but believes this year’s group has improved in every contest.

“Yes, we’re disappointed the boys haven’t won a game,” she said, “but up to this point, every game has been an improvement and fairly close.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • State amputee golf tournament this week

    The Milledgeville Country Club will host the Georgia State Amputee Golf Tournament beginning Friday with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. for the four-person scramble prior to the individual stroke play portion the following two days.

    July 10, 2014

  • Kalie Todd.jpg Elite Gymnastics posts strong showing at nationals

    Competing on the national stage at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. June 11-15, Elite Gymnastics posted some of its best results in program history at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gymnastics National Championship.

    July 9, 2014 5 Photos

  • 06-26 Jayla Waller.jpg Former Bravette to play for Georgia College

    One of the most decorated players in Baldwin High School girls’ basketball history, Jayla Waller advanced to the collegiate level competing for Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. this past season as a freshman.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • 06-21 Ramsey.JPG Amateur golf talent turns pro

    Professional golf is unforgiving and expensive.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 06-14 GMC summer basketball.jpg Bulldog basketball busy this summer

    Georgia Military Prep School boys’ basketball coach James Lunsford is notorious for working his players year-round to become better athletes and better students.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_2312.JPG Ross a future star

    The numbers speak loudly for David Ross Jr.

    June 11, 2014 5 Photos

  • 06-06 Blackbelt.jpg Mother-daughter combo make history at local karate studio

    History was made on Thursday, May 22 at Drouillard’s Karate Studio, as the school’s first mother-daughter combination in Mary Beth and Lindsey Atkinson tested and achieved the pinnacle black belt status on the same night.

    June 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_1061.JPG Youth explore tennis during GC camp

    Georgia College's tennis courts appeared to be a busy place on Wednesday afternoon.

    June 5, 2014 3 Photos

  • coach k camp.JPG Coach K's Soccer Camp kicks off with sweat

    Kids attending Coach K's Soccer Camp get their cleats dirty day one.

    June 3, 2014 3 Photos

  • 05-31 Cody Miller 3.JPG Miller’s versatility boosted Trojans this season

    Representing the John Milledge Academy baseball team well this spring, junior Cody Miller proved versatility is a key ingredient at the high school level as he led his team offensively and in pitching, earning him 2014 All-County Player of the Year honors.

    June 1, 2014 1 Photo