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MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the second time this season, the Bullitt East Chargers had no trouble turning back Bullitt Central in boys’ soccer last Tuesday.
This was the Ninth District contest used for seeding the post-season tournament. The two squads had met back on August 20 in the Bullitt Cup with Bullitt East winning 11-0 in a game that was stopped at halftime. Bullitt Central put up a longer fight this time, taking it to the limit before Bullitt East recorded an 8-0 victory.
This time, Bullitt East’s contingent of foreign exchange students were more than Bullitt Central could handle. The Chargers got three goals and two assists from Haavard Heseberg as well as two from Morgan Nilsson. The red and gold also got single goals from Cameron Carter, Ercan Celik and Luke Francke.
The shut-out victory in goal went to junior Reese Milburn.
Bullitt East head coach Mike Brangers was not too worried about his team’s motivation for the second game with Bullitt Central after the easy win earlier in the season.
“It was not really an issue,” the coach said. A lot of players that had not played a lot of minutes played in that match. We were ready to go.”
Two days later, Bullitt East was involved in a much tougher match within the Ninth District as they fell to traditional area power Bethlehem 2-0. One of the Bethlehem goals came off a Bullitt East player.
“We are playing better and getting healthy,” Brangers said later in the week. “I was pleased with the 2-0 Bethlehem score. We gave them one of their goals. We gained a lot of confidence from that match.”
Next week, Bullitt East has very important district matches at home against Nelson County (Tuesday) and North Bullitt (Thursday).
“Nelson County is our focus right now,” Brangers noted. “It is the next big district game and then it will be North Bullitt. If we can get those two wins, we can get the number two seed (in the district tournament).”
North Bullitt Splits Two
In a pair of games last week, the North Bullitt Eagles posted a 1-1 mark.
On Tuesday, the green and gold rolled past visiting Evangel 6-0. Both Chris Badgett and Bog Higgs scored twice for the Eagles in the win while Kyle Pursley and Jacob Ward had a goal each. Tyler Whitmer handed out three assists in the win.
Trevor Lindsay got the shut-out victory in goal.
The story was not the same two days later against Butler as the Eagles dropped to 5-3-3 for the season with a 3-1 loss. The only goal for North Bullitt was scored by Josh Ward.
Nine different players have scored at least one goal for the Eagles so far this season.