Lady Bulldogs blank Wave in grudge match

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 20, 2001

The Natchez Lady Bulldogs’ first-ever win came at the expense of Cathedral. The Lady Green Wave’s only win this season was over Natchez.

Even though both teams had ample motivation for Saturday’s game on a slippery, muddy Natchez field, the home team earned bragging rights with a 3-0 win.

The game started out a rough one, as Cathedral’s Becky Tillman left the game early with a leg injury and Natchez goalie Johanna Farmer was knocked unconscious after the ball struck her in the face. Both girls recovered but did not return.

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Amber Blake was moved into goal for Natchez (5-5), where she fended off four Cathedral (1-7) shots before the Lady Bulldogs shot once.

Natchez made that first shot count, though, as the Tammy Fleming strike found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.

&uot;I didn’t think it was going in, but I’m glad it did,&uot; Fleming said. &uot;I think it got us pumped up for the rest of the game.&uot;

A second-half Felicia Mo goal was called back because of an offsides penalty, but Mallory Dixon soon made amends with a goal of her own for the 2-0 lead.

Renee Davis added an insurance goal late in the game.