BLACKFOOT-The Blackfoot Lady Broncos faced off against the Bonneville Lady Bees, Tuesday night and fought hard but came up short by one point with the Bees taking the win 4-3.
As the Bees and the Broncos faced off , the wind became a factor leading to many close attempts by the Bees but Blackfoot’s goalie Caya Ballesteros had good saves. Bonneville was able to make a goal in the tenth minute of play and then followed that up two minutes later with another goal making the score 2-0 Bonneville.
The Lady Broncos, not liking that, stepped up their game and in the eighteenth minute Megan Collard and Cassandra Clarke tag teamed for a goal to cut the score to 2-1.
Collard tied up the game four minutes later with another goal making the score 2-2. The two teams battled back and forth until eight minutes was left of the first half when the Bees were able to make another goal and as the teams took to the sideline for the half, the score stood at 3-2 Bonneville.
“Megan and Cassandra’s score was good. They were aggressive and they wanted that ball and they got it. They ran through the defenders and they beat them,” Blackfoot head coach Scott Stufflebeam said.
The girls came out in the second half and Randi Scheer tied the game at 3-3 just eight minutes into the second half.
The Bronco defense held the Bees up unti the fifty-eighth minute when Bonneville scored again making the score 4-3. The Broncos offense and defense showed great skill as they made close attempts and didn’t let the Bees score again. Making the final score 4-3.
“This was a hit or miss game. The wind was a factor but they didn’t adjust very well to it. We had a couple of defensive errors that aren’t good this late in the season,” Stufflebeam said.
For four of the Lady Broncos this game meant their last high school home game. Seniors Jasmine Nochebuena, Aubi Crabtree, Dusti Rodriquez, and Selena Acevedo were honored for their contributions to the Blackfoot program.
“It’s tough to have girls for four years and then have them leave, but when it is all said and done I hope they had fun with sports and they can take some life skills away from it, like working as a team,” Stufflebeam said.
The Broncos play again Saturday at 11 A.M. when they open their district tournament in Idaho Falls.