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Athletic Roundup: Week of September 7
Girls Soccer
Tuesday, September 8
BGA found another victory in a district matchup, as they traveled to the home of the FRA Panthers. After a bit of a slow start and navigating FRA's unique formation, BGA strung together a few passes to score the game's first goal in the 9th minute. It was BGA's Kennedy Price '22, who found the back of the net after combining with teammate Keaton Mitchell '23 in a quick counter attack. Four short minutes later, Mitchell '23 again assisted, this time in Catherine Schreiber's '23 goal to put BGA ahead 2-0. Possession fell very much in favor of the Wildcats, but after a few giveaways from BGA, the Panthers attempted to transition up the field by plunging numbers forward. In their attacking efforts, BGA's goalkeeper Beth Fleming '21 was forced in a position to make 2 early saves in the first half. After 20 minutes of finally settling into the game, BGA went on an attacking streak and scored 4 more goals from Lindsey Summarell '23, Eva Schreiber '23, Keaton Mitchell '23, and Maddie Hill '24 to put the Wildcats up 6-0 at half. The second half presented a more clinical display from BGA as they possessed and combined around the FRA defense, giving the Panthers very little opportunity to win the ball off BGA's feet. Opening the scoring in the 2nd half was Eva Schreiber '23, who scored an unassisted goal in the 57th minute. Then goals from BGA's Keaton Mitchell '23 and Sarah May '21 in the 60th and 66th minute gave BGA the 9-0 victory over FRA. 
Game Summary:
BGA Goals: Eva Schreiber '23 (2), Keaton Mitchell '23 (2), Kennedy Price '22, Catherine Schreiber '23, Lindsey Summarell '23, Maddie Hill '24, Sarah May '21
BGA Assists: Kennedy Price '22 (2), Keaton Mitchell '23 (2), Catherine Schreiber '23, Palmer Grace '24, Maddie Hill '24
BGA GK Saves: Beth Fleming '21 (2)

Thursday, September 10
BGA battled for 40 minutes with the CPA lions in what was considered a replay of the State Tournament. Both teams had their share of opportunities, but no one converted on those attempts. It was a great matchup for both teams. It wasn’t until the 2nd half that a score was finally placed on the board, but unfortunately for the Wildcats, it was CPA who took the lead after converting a PK from a questionable penalty called against the Wildcats in the 49th minute. BGA answered back with a few attacking attempts that couldn’t quite penetrate the CPA defensive line. It was after a failed attempt by the Wildcats that created a counterattack for CPA, and seven minutes after scoring their first goal, CPA took advantage of a stretched Wildcat defense. CPA found a seam through the BGA backline and an opening for a shot that gave CPA a 2 goal lead. Down by 2 goals, BGA was faced with a pretty big hole to dig out of and CPA seemed to raise their level of intensity a few extra notches with a 2 goal lead. In the 69th and 70th minutes, CPA scored their 3rd and 4th goals respectively to win the game 4-0 over BGA.


BGA vs. Providence Christian Academy
Wednesday, September 9
BGA won another 3 straight sets over Providence Christian. Seniors Ally Newkirk ‘21 (16 assists), Christine Jewell ‘21 (8 kills, 8 digs), Kearstyn Seay ‘21 (3 aces) and Ashley Summarell ‘21 (2 aces) were honored for their senior night, all having contributed to the win. Sophomore Gillian Baisden ‘23 added 10 kills, junior Jessi Meghreblian ‘22 had 8 aces, 11 digs and passed a 2.3 average on the evening. Sophomore Izzy Northam ‘23 earned 12 digs. 


"The players showcased their versatility on the offensive side this evening. They also served aggressively, keeping PCA out of system most of the night," said Coach Alvarez of their performance. 
Scores: 25-21, 25-13, 25-11
JV scores: 25-7, 25-14

Coleman Midgett Invitational 
Friday, September 11
The Battle Ground Academy Cross Country team opened their racing season on Friday in the Silver Division of the Coleman Midgett Invitational in Hendersonville. The meet took place at Sanders Ferry Park, the new home of the Tennessee State Championship. Top finishers for the BGA varsity team were Trace Alexander '22, who finished 4th in the boys race with a time of 17:27, and Lindsay Phelps '22, who finished 12th in the girls race with a time of 23:22. In the team score, BGA finished 4th out of 16 teams with 142 points in a close battle with other regional D-IIA schools Columbia Academy (3rd-141) and Christ Presbyterian Academy (5th-155). Along with Alexander, scoring runners for the Wildcats were Oliver Baker '23 (24th, 18:47-PR), Braden Millard '24 (29th, 19:01-PR), Cole Beck Williams '21 (39th, 19:30), and Jack Evans '23 (49th, 19:53). BGA will return to action next weekend at the Clarksville High Wildcat Invitational.


Friday, September 11
BGA traveled to West Nashville to compete against Nashville Christian School. In a physical contest, the Wildcats flexed their muscles in the first half taking a 14-7 lead to the break. After a sequence of unfortunate events, BGA lost momentum eventually losing 28-14. Two of Nashville Christian’s second half touchdowns came on very short fields following two Wildcats turnovers. Defensively, the Wildcats were led by Max Sale ‘21 (8 tackles), Lane Sutherland ‘22 (5 tackles, 1 TFL), and Sean Williams ‘22 (4.5 tackles). Offensively, the Wildcats were led by Brett Brown ‘22 who completed 9 of 18 passes for 133 yards and 1 TD. In addition, Daniel Morra ‘22 caught 3 balls for 82 yards and 1 TD. Sean Williams paced the rushing attack with 60 yards on 15 carries and 1 TD. The Wildcats host region rival CPA next week for Senior Night. 


BGA at The Father Ryan Invitational
Thursday September 10th 
The boys and girls golf teams competed in the Irish Invitational on Thursday. The boys finished tied for 3rd out of 12 teams with a score of 314. They were led by Price Crabtree ‘22 and Harry Brown ‘24, who both shot a 78. Jake Fleser ‘22 and Jack Joseph ‘21 both scored a 79 to complete the team’s score. The girls shot a 162 and finished 4th out of 9 teams. Bella Bug ‘23 led the team with an 80 followed by Jackie Henderson ‘25 scoring an 82.