Zizzers Fall to the Bulldogs

The Zizzers hosted the Rolla Bulldogs in a Ozark Conference match on Tuesday. The Zizzers started the game a little slow and got a little better as the half went […]

The Zizzers hosted the Rolla Bulldogs in a Ozark Conference match on Tuesday. The Zizzers started the game a little slow and got a little better as the half went along. The game was scoreless until the 32nd minute. Rolla got behind the Zizzer defense and slid a shot past the Zizzers onrushing keeper to take a 1-0 lead. The Zizzers came out strong to start the second half and were able to create more offensive chances than they did in the first half. Finally in the 27th minute of the half, Henry Eldringhoff scored from about 20 yards out after the ball bounced around a few times after a Zizzer free kick. Rolla would strike back just three minutes later. A Zizzer foul gave the Bulldogs a free kick on the right side. The ball was played into the box and headed in as the Zizzers were too slow marking up. That is how the game would end with Rolla winning 2-1. The Zizzers effort in the second half was great. Despite getting down a goal, we kept fighting.

In the JV game, the Zizzers got on the scoreboard first with two goals by Nic Barraza. The first goal came in the 21st minute and was assisted by Tyler Ford. The second goal came in the 25th minute and was assisted by Devin Girdley. Rolla cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal in the 28th minute. Then with 10 seconds left in the half, Rolla tied the game at 2-2. In the second half, the Bulldogs took a 3-2 lead in the 22nd minute of the half and five minutes later made it 4-2. In the 29th minute of the half, Barraza cut the lead to 4-3 on an assist from Michael Howell. The Zizzers then gave Rolla a goal as a clearance attempt hit a Rolla player and bounced back into the goal. Barraza added his fourth goal of the game unassisted in the final minute. The final score was Rolla 5, West Plains 4. The Zizzers kept battling until the end.

Next up will be home games on Thursday, September 17th against Logan-Rogersville. We will play one half of JV at 4:30pm, followed by the Varsity game.