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Lady Panthers blank Chapel Hill 5-0 in noteworthy win

Jan. 24—NEW CHAPEL HILL — Bullard's 5-0 victory over Chapel Hill Tuesday made history as it was the first time that the Lady Panthers had defeated the Lady Bulldogs in New Chapel Hill.

"(This) was the first time in Bullard program history to ever beat Chapel Hill on their turf," Bullard head girl's soccer coach Tiffany Cooksey said. "Our girls have literally believed it to be a curse. They overcame that Chapel Hill curse (Tuesday), keeping a shutout which hasn't ever been done before, and I'm super proud of them, especially since the weather was so wet."

"Our new defensive setup has much to do with it, as our young defenders are proving to be young, but strong. We hope the momentum just keeps pushing us towards greater things."

The victory was Bullard's seventh straight. During that stretch of matches the Lady Panthers have surrendered only one goal.

Rylie Jo Garner accounted for Bullard's first goal when followed up on a rebound shot by Addy Cummings and scored within the first 6:00 of the match.

Bullard (8-1, 2-0) led 4-0 at halftime after receiving a Mollie Carlite goal on a Paige Barrett assist, a goal by midfielder Niyah Gee, with a Cummings assist and a Barrett scores on a pass from Gee.

The Lady Panthers' lastl goal came in the final minute of play when Barrett beat the Lady Bulldog goal keeper, one-on-one. Gee earned an assist on the goal.

Chapel Hill fell to 1-7-2, 1-2 following the defeat.

At 7:15 p.m. Friday Brook Hill will be in Grand Saline to take on the Lady Indians.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Bullard 6, Chapel Hill 0