The Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Greenwood Saturday morning to face the Greenwood Lady Woodmen winning 5-0.It took the Lady Bulldogs the first 10 minutes to get accustomed to the speed of the turf, but after that learning curve, the game was all Batesville. Carlie Werner got the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard with 33:11 left in the first half. Marigrace Anderson played a perfectly paced through ball and Werner was able to physically hold off a defender and finished the goal past the Lady Woodmen keeper.Batesville would go up 2-0 just 6 minutes later. This time Anderson was on the scoring end with a nice assist from Georgia Gratz. Before the half was over, the Lady Bulldogs added one more to take a 3-0 lead into halftime. Ashlyn Czerniak was in the right place at the right time after Gratz hit a shot that bounced off the post and Czerniak was there to clean up the rebound for the score. The Batesville defense only allowed 3 shots in the half and did a nice job shutting down the Lady Woodmen attacks.In the second half, Batesville would play add on two more times. The 4th Bulldog score came from Gratz. Defender Baylee Rohlfing stepped up and won a 50/50 ball on the left wing and carried the ball forward and found Gratz open in the middle of the box for the score. Another defender, Jessica Westerfeld, got into the scoring column for the Lady Bulldogs with 10:37 left to play in the game. After a clearance from the Greenwood defense, Westerfeld hit a 1-time shot from 40 yards out that curved perfectly into the far post upper 90 for the 5th goal of the game.Olive Cerniglia recorded the shutout and the Lady Bulldogs defense now has 4 shutouts on the season. Ellie Cassidy and Liz Heidlage did a nice job shutting down the Greenwood attacks. Cassidy continues to be a dominant force in the center of the Batesville defense. Heidlage is always a consistent player who runs sideline to sideline controlling the midfield for the Lady Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
Jordan Ayew scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season on Saturday, marking his best ever tally in the English top flight.Ayew found the net in the 28th minute of Crystal Palace’s crucial game against Watford.The goal came from Palace’s first shot on target and stemmed a good start from the visitors.It was a great goal from Ayew who, after finding some space on the edge of the Hornets’ penalty area, received a pass from James McArthur, and curled a brilliant finish into the top corner.It was Jordan’s second in the space of a week, having scored the winner for Palace last weekend against Brighton.With nine matches still to go for Palace, Jordan has equalled his best-ever goalscoring tally in the English top-flight and could finally surpass the tally.8 not outThe forward has scored seven goals in the Premier League twice before – for Aston Villa and for Swansea.He scored seven goals in his first season in the Premier League with Villa before netting once in the 2016-17 season while at Swansea.The next season he scored seven more for the Welsh club.He earned a loan move to Palace after Swansea went down to the Championship but endured a difficult goalscoring season, finding the net just once in 20 appearances.However, this season he has already scored nine times in 28 starts, including today’s strike.He has already scored home and away against both Arsenal and West Ham and at Old Trafford against Manchester United as well.Jordan Ayew’s career in the Premier League2015-16 – 30 appearances – 7 goals (Aston Villa)2016-17 – 14 appearances – 1 goal (Swansea)2017-18 – 36 appearances – 7 goals (Swansea)2018-19 – 20 appearances – 1 goal (Crystal Palace [loan])2019-20 – 28 appearances – 8 goals (Crystal Palace) – **current seasonGames Ayew has scored in this seasonMan United 1-2 Crystal PalaceAston Villa 0-1 Crystal PalaceWest Ham 1-2 Crystal PalaceArsenal 2-2 Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace 2-1 West HamCrystal Palace 1-1 ArsenalBrighton 0-1 Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace 1-0 WatfordAyew and Crystal Palace’s remaining Premier League gamesSaturday 14 March 2020 – vs Bournemouth (A)Saturday 21 March 2020 – vs Liverpool (A)Saturday 4 April 2020 – vs Burnley (H)Saturday 11 April 2020 – vs Leicester City (A)Saturday 18 April 2020 – vs Chelsea (H)Monday 27 April 2020 – vs Aston Villa (A)Saturday 2 May 2020 – vs Manchester United (H)Saturday 9 May 2020 – vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)Sunday 17 May 2020 – vs Tottenham Hotspur (H)