No. 3 ranked Lady Bulldogs win Golden Goal Tourney

The Lady Bulldogs celebrate after winning the Golden Goal Tournament last weekend in Lincoln. -Ginger Perkins

The Lady Bulldogs opened up last weekend’s Golden Goal Tournament against Scottsboro on Friday night. Claire Perkins scored three goals and Kristy Cervantes chipped in two goals in Susan Moore’s 5-0 win.

Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs started off with Hokes Bluff. Perkins scored four goals, Cervantes two, and Claribel Robles added one goal. The Lady Bulldogs won 7-1 and were headed to the championship game.

In the championship Saturday night, the Lady Bulldogs faced the Lincoln Golden Bears. The Lady Bulldogs came out on top 6-2. Perkins scored five goals and Cervantes scored one.

“This team is exciting to coach,” Coach Nick Butts said. “When you have a team who plays the game having fun and players who believe in each other, it’s exciting.”

The Lady Bulldogs are 6-0 on the season and ranked No. 3 in Class 3A. They are off to their best start in the program’s history.

“When you have people up top who can go score and distribute the ball around and when you have one of the best defensive groups around (Audrey Lauderdale, Samantha Zavala, Mia Martinez, Lizbeth Reyna, Maricarmen Gonzalez) who’s playing lights out, you’re gonna be winning big games.” Butts said. “I like our sub rotation which consists of JoAnna Saenz, McKayla Pruett, Adalid Campos, Briley Dutton, and Fernada Chavez. I feel like we have everything in place to make a big run and to continue our success.”