Bobcats fall in opener

Published 3:14 am Tuesday, March 28, 2006

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
NILES - A goal in each half gave visiting Dowagiac a 2-0 non-conference victory over host Brandywine Monday evening in the season opener for both schools.
Dowagiac's Jill Billingham scored in the 23rd minute of the first half, while Briana Hunsberger scored in the 47th minute to complete the scoring.
Dowagiac was actually outshot by the Lady Bobcats, 16-15.
The Chieftains' Amber Clark, who is out of soccer for the first time, came up with 13 saves.
Billingham's goal was assisted by Hunsberger, while Billingham returned the favor in the second half and assisted on Hunsberger's goal.
Williams said that the win was a nice way to open up the season.
The Bobcats will be back in action on April 10 when they travel to Paw Paw for another non-conference match set to begin at 5 p.m.
1st half
D – Jill Billingham in the 23rd minute (Briana Hunsberger assist)
2nd half
D – Hunsberger in the 47th minute (Billingham assist)
Shots on goal
Dowagiac 15
Brandywine 16
Amber Clark (D) 13
Amelia Harrison (B) 6
Dowagiac 1-0
Brandywine 0-1