Soccer rocks

Bartlett Yancey’s Takyra Henderson in action against Clover Garden last week.

Bartlett Yancey girls soccer opened the season with a pair of wins against Northeast Guilford, including a 9-0 thumping last week on the road.

Later in the week the Bucs bowed 2-1 to Clover Garden of Burlington and wrapped up the week Saturday losing 9-0 on the road to North Johnston (4-0-1). After that weekend game, BY's Tay Bradsher was presented the sportsmanship award.

“I don't know if we were over confident,” Bucs assistant coach Christian Rengifo Daza told the girls after the Clover Garden loss. “We were not ourselves. We have to come back stronger. We made a lot of mistakes. We can be better.”

BY is now 2-2 on the season.

The Bucs took a 1-0 early lead against Clover Garden's Grizzlies when Melanie Pinto booted in a score seven minutes into the game. That lead stood until the second half during which the Grizzlies (1-1) scored twice while shutting down the Bucs offense.

Pinto blamed some of the Bucs' offensive woes on penalties that halted drives.

“We had a lot of off sides with our players,” she said. “I was in position to get two more goals. But one of our players was off sides. Overall we had a great game and we have a good team.”

This week, the Bucs were scheduled at Eno River (2-1) on Tuesday and hosting undefeated Western Alamance on Wednesday.