Bellville’s Barnett sets scoring record

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After contributing four goals and two assists to a 13-0 win over Hempstead to start round one of district play on the soccer pitch, Bellville senior Allie Barnett walked away with more than just a victory.

A four-goal first half pushed her over the 150-goal mark for her career, making Barnett the program’s leading scorer. Through the first 11 games of the season, she’s already scored 35 goals and doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

Her teammates were also able to find the back of the net with multiplicity; Julie Salguero registered a first-half hat trick, Kate Hansen scored twice, and Mackenzie Lewis supplied one goal, making the Brahmanettes’ lead 10-0 at the halftime intermission. Ari Almeida got credit for two assists and Barnett also recorded a helper.

Hansen finished her hat trick off to open the second-half scoring, Kristal Garcia scored with an assist from Barnett and Salguero put home her fourth goal thanks to Cami Garner who also supplied top-of-the-line defense as well according to head coach Catherine Landua.

“Outstanding defensive performance by Cami Garner as she led the game in defensive tackles,” she said. “She is a racehorse in the back and such a huge asset to this team. Heidi Trejo, Karlie Babylon, Kate Hansen, and Mayson Russell also had outstanding defensive performances as well.”

That was the formula for Bellville to earn its first district win on the year and move its overall record to 8-3 with a Tuesday trip to Navasota and a Friday hosting of La Grange on this week’s slate.

On the boys’ side, the Brahmas picked up their first two wins in district play, both 5-0 final scores, over last week’s play.

Bellville owned a 6-5-1 overall record entering its district-opening contest at the Caldwell Hornets’ home field.

The Brahmas went on the road last Tuesday and registered 10 shots on goal and half of them found the back of the net. That five-goal margin was all they needed and they started district play off on a positive note.

Last Friday’s contest with the Hempstead Bobcats was similarly all Bellville, with the hosts scoring all five of their goals in the first half and holding on to win by the same margin, moving to 2-0 within District 26-4A-D2.

That put the Brahmas atop the standings with only La Grange (1-0) similarly undefeated. Their 10 goals scored is also tops in the district, with only Smithville coming close with its five goals coming over a win and a loss.

Last year, Bellville finished as district champions ahead of La Grange, Giddings and Navasota and went two rounds deep, falling to Canyon Lake, 3-1.

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