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Battle Ground Academy News

BGA Athletics Round Up: Week of August 23, 2021
Girls Soccer
BGA vs Columbia Academy
Tuesday, August 24
BGA traveled 45 minutes south on Highway 31 to the historic Columbia Academy to play in their first district game and earned their first victory of the 2021 season. Scoring came quickly and often for the Wildcats. Getting the first goal on the scoreboard in the 3rd minute off a shot that ricocheted off the crossbar was BGA's Maddie Hill '24. Within a minute of Maddie's goal, Eva Schreiber '23 capitalized off a through ball from her twin sister, Cat Schreiber '23, to give BGA a two goal lead. Eva "paid it forward" by assisting the next goal in the 13th minute as she combined with Kennedy Price '22. Combination play was the key to BGA's 4th goal between Maddie Hill '24 and Keaton Mitchell '23. At the halfway point of the first half, Lindsey Summarell '23 placed a perfectly headed service from Kennedy Price's '22 corner to give BGA a five-goal lead. BGA added to it's lead with goals from Kennedy Price '22 (24th minute, assisted by Maddie Hill '24), Eva Schreiber '23 (45th and 27th minutes, both assisted by Cat Schreiber '24, and 48th minute, assisted by Kennedy Price '22). The final score was 9-0 in favor of BGA. 

Wednesday, August 25
In BGA’s season home opener, the Wildcats hosted rival CPA. These two teams always put together an entertaining game and this evening was no exception. CPA and BGA traded equal amounts of opportunities on goal, but BGA converted first. In the 7th minute, Kennedy Price ‘22 connected with Keaton Mitchell ‘23 with a perfect service to Keaton’s head. In a perfectly timed jump, Keaton headed the ball back across the goal in front of CPA’s goalkeeper and into the side netting of the far post. Action continued at both ends of the field, and CPA leveled the score in the 27th minute with a goal from Caroline Moore, assisted by Shelby Wood. Second half action took on the look as the first, but CPA converted on their opportunities and BGA did not. In the 57th minute, BGA was penalized for a handball in the box that resulted in a CPA PK and a one goal lead. In the 70th minute, CPA took a two-goal lead by smashing a free kick outside the box and past the near post of BGA’s wall. Just before the end of the game, CPA took advantage of BGA pushing numbers forward by scoring out of their counterattack to give the Lions a 4-1 victory. Both the CPA (Mackinlay Purdy) and BGA (Laurel Phelps ‘24) goalkeepers, had busy nights and shared the same number of saves of 6 each. 

BGA vs. Centennial
Monday, August 23
BGA JV: 25-11, 25-7
BGA Varsity: 25-23, 25-16, 29-27

Both JV and Varsity teams of Battle Ground Academy swept Centennial teams at home this evening. Junior middle blocker Gillian Baisden led the Wildcats with 5 kills and 4 blocks. Junior outside hitter Mackenzie Huntington also chipped in 5 kills, and senior outside hitter Abby Robertson had 4 kills, 10 digs, and 4 aces.

The Wildcats are now 4-0 in the regular season. 

BGA vs. FRA   
Tuesday, August 24
BGA defeats district rival FRA in three straight sets 25-11, 32-20, 25-20. Kyra Hampton, junior, had 22 assists with Bella Rye, senior, leading the way with 15 kills. Abby Robertson, senior, held down the back line w/ 17 digs. The win puts BGA 5-0 and 3-0 in district play.

Thursday, August 26
Volleyball Scores
BGA JV: 25-17, 22-25, 15-10
BGA Varsity: 25-8, 25-11, 25-15

Battle Ground Academy swept Grace Christian Academy in their district volleyball match at home. Junior outside hitter Mackenzie Huntington led the team with 9 kills and 6 digs, and senior outside Isabella Rye also had 9 kills for the evening. Senior outside hitter Abby Robertson had 4 aces, 5 kills and 10 digs for the Wildcats. Junior setter Kyra Hampton had 25 assists, 2 kills and 6 digs. 

"Our team played a very clean match tonight. We passed a 2.07 average and hit collectively at .403. Grace Christian was out of system most of the match and we did a great job of capitalizing on those opportunities." said head coach Tatiana Alvarez. 

BGA at Middle Tennessee Classic Tournament 
Friday, August 27 & Saturday, August 28

BGA Varsity Volleyball finished 3rd overall at the Middle Tennessee Classic over the weekend in Smyrna, Tenn. Their overall record was 5-1, beating Lawrence County (twice), Macon County, Loretto, and Harding, then losing in the semifinal match to Nolensville HS 2 sets to 0. Junior setter Kyra Hampton led the team this weekend with 16 aces, 22 kills, 5 blocks and 71 assists. Junior libero Izzy Northam passed a 2.3 average and had 87 digs for the Wildcats. Senior opposite hitter Bella Rye contributed 24 kills over the weekend, hitting a .220 average. 

BGA JV Volleyball finished 3rd overall with an overall record of 3-2. 

Coleman Midgett Invitational 
Saturday, August 28
The BGA Cross Country team made their season debut at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville, where the State Championship meet will take place roughly 2 months from now. In the Varsity Boys race, Trace Alexander ‘22 broke his own school record with a 16:09.8 and was the individual winner. The other scoring runners for the Wildcats were Jack Evans ‘23 (59th, 18:36), Braden Millard ‘24 (74th, 18:48), Oliver Baker ‘23 (75th, 18:51), and Will Bauer ‘25 (115th, 20:07). As a team, the boys finished 13th in a field of 26 teams. The Varsity Girls were led by Lindsay Phelps, who finished 74th at 24:04. The team of 4 had an impressive spread of only 53 seconds. 

Friday, August 27
The BGA Varsity football team faced 6A powerhouse, Ravenwood, on Friday. The Wildcats jumped out to an early 19-7 lead late in the second quarter on touchdown runs by Sean Williams and an opening touchdown pass from Brett Brown to Ryan Casimier. In a back and forth game, the Wildcats took a 31-28 lead into the final moments of the game and were unable to keep the Ravenwood quarterback from scoring on a short touchdown run to make the score 35-31. The final Wildcat drive ended with an untimely fumble. The Wildcats were led offensively by Sean Williams who rushed for 162 yards on 20 carries and 3 touchdowns. Brett Brown completed 12 of 14 passes for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, the Wildcats were led by Luke Sutherland with 5.5 tackles, Miller Barnett with 5 tackles, and Holt Adams with an interception and 4 tackles. The Wildcats travel to CPA next week for the first region game of the season.

Boys Golf
Tuesday, August 24
The BGA Boys Golf team was defeated by a score of 163-142 in their match vs. MBA. Sophomore Harry Brown led BGA with a low score of 39 while senior Price Crabtree followed with a 40. Junior Eliot Brashear pitched in a 41 while freshman Brady Ray shot a 43 to round out the qualifying scores.

Girls Golf
BGA vs St. Cecilia 
Thursday, August 26
Cancelled due to weather