Cougars beat Discovery 7-0

Published 9:49 am Friday, September 9, 2016

Brookhaven Academy soccer head coach Mark LeBlanc shook things up in their game against Discovery Thursday by moving players to new positions.

If the score is indicative of the decision, then it worked to perfection. The Cougars rolled to a 6-0 victory over Discovery Christian of Florence. With the victory the Cougars improve to 7-7 overall on the season.

Juliana Mills and Anna Morgan Smith each netted two goals in the win for the Cougars. Mckinley Evans normally lines up at goalie for Brookhaven Academy, but she got involved on the offensive side in the second half of Thursday’s contest. Evans scored on a 20-yard penalty kick.

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Also scoring on a penalty kick was defensive center backfielder Natalie Rials. She managed to get a 25 yard penalty kick into the net for the Cougars.

Mills leads the team in goals with 18 on the season, senior Shelby Flumm is second with 11 goals.

“We played a lot of different players in different positions today and tried some formations that we will use in our next big district game,” LeBlanc said.

LeBlanc also said his team controlled the midfield area better in the victory, which they would need to do in order to beat some of the tougher teams later in the season.

LeBlanc will try to use some the new formations he unveiled against Discovery in the Cougars’ next district game. BA will face Adams County Christian Wednesday at home.

Adams County beat the Cougars 4-2 in their last contest, but LeBlanc and his team are confident in their chances.

“They are rivalry game for us,” he said. “Always a good game.”

The game will begin at 3 p.m. next Wednesday.