Although they've impressed host coaches and players with their field dominance and intensity, the Bradshaw Mountain Lady Bears have yet to win a game.
They hoped to change that this week in their first home contest when they took on the Mingus Union Lady Marauders. The game took place yesterday after the Tribune's press time, but results are available online.
Mingus shut out Bradshaw 4-0 in Cottonwood on Nov. 27, despite what Lady Bears' new head coach John Sterling called their incredible play.
"I cannot be prouder of the girls than I am tonight," Sterling said this past Tuesday. "They have played incredibly against a very, very strong Mingus team. I got multiple comments on the level of play and how well they played from the opposing coaching staff and people who were there at the game."
Two days later, the Lady Bears lost 2-1 to the Lady Scorpions at Sedona in double overtime.
Sterling said Bradshaw was leading 1-0 when a brief break in concentration with just 20 seconds remaining in regulation allowed Sedona to tie the score. The stalemate continued through the first overtime battle, and the Lady Scorpions didn't break it until about two minutes before the second OT period expired.
"We dominated another game, but just couldn't finish it," Sterling said. "I know we'll win some games; we just have to get over that hump of putting the ball in the net."
Bradshaw heads for Glendale tomorrow, and then has a four-game home stand through the beginning of January, starting with Kingman at 6 p.m. next Tuesday.