This Weekend, The Oldenburg Girls Soccer team played in the Batesville Soccer Invititational where the OA girls came out on top.Oldenburg played Centerville High School where OA came out with the win 4-0. Ella Lamping really came off the bench and brought energy to this game. She scored all four of the goals in the first game. Ella’s first goal came from a follow up shot off of the keeper at the 23rd minute of the first half. Her second goal came just 7 minutes later when Elizabeth Schulte got a cross from Kirsten Ricke and placed a ball on the ground to Lamping. Lamping’s third goal came from senior Olivia Lewis on the assist. Her last goal came at the beginning of the second half from a through ball from freshman Ava Geers. We ended the game with 43 shots and 20 shots on goal to Centerville’s 3 shots. OA improved to 4-1 on the season.OA’s championship game came against Batesville High School, where OA came out on top 1-0.This was a very even match up and definitely a rival game between these two schools. The only goal of the game came from a cross by Margaret Glaser who found Ella Lamping who hit the cross bar and sophomore, Haleigh Reed was there to head the ball into the net. Sarah Wilder and Elizabeth Schulte did a great job controlling the middle of the field and distributing the ball, as they should. Freshman Ava Geers and Haleigh Reed were very strong up top and put the pressure on Batesville’s defense. Geers really showed her presence on the field Regan Weberding came up with 13 saves in the game, this was by far the best game Weberding has played. OA ended with 14 shots with 10 on goal and Batesville ended with 14 shots with 9 on goal.OA improves to 5-1. Twister’s begin a very busy week ahead, they will play Monday night against Switzerland County at the “graveyard”.The Lady Bulldogs hosted the Batesville Invitational on Saturday and fell short in the championship.In the earlier game against Rising Sun, the Lady Bulldogs dominated possession and the scoreboard. Batesville won 8-0. Batesville had 8 different girls score including Shelby Rupp, Morgan Puente, Anna Kick, Kira Hertel, Sylvia Phillips, Taylor Rowlett, Baylee Rohlfing, and Hayley Huntington.In the Championship Match, Batesville faced 12th ranked Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters. The entire game was played back and forth with each team using counter-attacks and quick attacks to get shots on goal. At the end of 40 minutes, the game was 0-0 as the teams went to halftime. It didn’t take long for the Lady Twisters to break open the scoring as they took a 1-0 lead within the first 2 minutes of the second half. Despite outshooting the Lady Twisters 13-10 the Lady Bulldogs could not find the equalizer.Batesville is back in action on Tuesday against the number 1 ranked team in 1A, the Lawrenceburg Tigers.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Kendra Getz and Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
Sevilla have officially completed the signing of Liverpool forward Iago Aspas on a season-long loan. The Spanish striker passed a medical on Friday after the two clubs agreed a deal, which includes the option to buy permanently, earlier in the week and the paperwork has now been finalised. Aspas, 26, moved to Anfield from Celta Vigo last summer but had a disappointing season and made just 15 appearances, the majority as a substitute, and scored one goal. Aspas said on www.sevillafc.es: “Last year I wasn’t able to show all that I can do, but I’m not looking at this as a second chance, more as an opportunity to feel important as a footballer again, which is my objective.” Looking ahead to his aims for this coming season, Aspas hopes to help Sevilla earn a Champions League berth like Liverpool managed last term. “It’s the same as when I arrived at Liverpool. They were a big club who were not going through their best moment and ended up finishing second in the Premier League, qualifying for the Champions League. “The objective must be similar because this club is one of the biggest in Spain.” Press Association