The Bulldogs traveled to East Central to face off against the Trojans on Monday Evening losing 1-0. The conference match was played on turf and also our first time playing there off of their regular grass field.The first half went well for the Bulldogs handling possession well and finding several attempts at goal. The Trojans were quick and skilled as expected, but we held up defensively. It wasn’t until the second half that EC found the game winning goal. 36:31 the ball was sent wide and then crossed into a runner coming from deep with a long driven ball into the net. Ethan Brewer – keeper for the Bulldogs played a great game making some nice saves, keeping Batesville in the competition. As the half went on in the rough heat, Batesville lost momentum and was wore down without having the subs to keep them fresh due to several injuries this season.This was a frustrating loss for the boys, but they’re looking forward to Connersville and then sectional competitions. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.Batesville honored their 5 seniors on Monday night as they hosted the East Central Lady Trojans with EIAC Championship hopes on the line. In a 20 minute span in the first half, East Central capitalized on multiple mistakes by the Lady Bulldogs and took a 4-0 lead into halftime. Coach Laker commented on the half, “We made a lot of mental mistakes and got outworked by East Central in the first half.” Batesville honored Ellie Cassidy, Abbey Prickel, Liz Heidlage, Carlie Werner, and Kari Reer on Senior Night. “This senior group has been a very successful group. Tonight was not a good representation of what they have achieved in their four years at BHS. They have won 53 games and have lost only 15 games in their careers. They have brought a lot of leadership, experience, and a lot of memorable moments throughout their careers. We look for them to carry us through a deep postseason run.” In the second half, East Central took advantage of another poor clearance from the Lady Bulldogs as they scored for the 5th time in the match. Batesville would get several opportunities throughout the game, but could not find the back of the net. Batesville is back at it again tomorrow night as they host Columbus North for Youth Night.