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Chelsea Girls Varsity Takes Down Lincoln

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Senior Jesse Jacobusse makes a great pass in the air

The Chelsea Bulldogs came out a bit slow against the Lincoln Railspitters on Tuesday night at home before tearing it up on their way to a 66-20 victory.

Lincoln jumped out quickly to an 8-1 lead and kept the Bulldogs in check forcing turnovers and forced shots but Chelsea did the same to Lincoln and after the first period, the Railsplitters held an 8-5 lead. During that first break though, whatever 18 year Chelsea head coach Todd Bloomquist told his team sure did inspire them.

The Bulldogs played a pressing defense and came away with many turnovers and steals and the points just kept racking up for them as they scored 27 in the second while holding Lincoln to only 4 points giving the Bulldogs a whopping 32-12 lead at the half. Helping to contribute to the Bulldogs big lead was freshman Riley Davis who was just called up to varsity the day before as she hit a big 3 from the right side.

After the half, the Bulldogs kept things rolling as the defense swarmed Lincoln and gave them little or no opportunity. Coach Bloomquist was able to empty his bench giving everyone an opportunity to play including Jordan Fannin, who before this season has never played organized basketball on a team.

The Bulldogs finished with a huge 66-20 victory to get them to 4-3 on the season, 2-1 in conference. The Lady Bulldogs were led again by senior Jesse Jacobusse who had 13 points, 9 assist, 2 rebounds, and 3 steals. Nicole Bareis played a solid all-around game being very aggressive on defense forcing mistakes and bad shots and getting 9 rebounds to go along with her 9 points. Anna Regis had 9 points with 5 rebounds and 2 assist, while the freshman Davis finished with 5 points and 3 rebounds in her varsity debut.

The Bulldogs finish 2016 with a game Thursday at Ann Arbor Skyline.

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Jacobusse scores 5 goals as Chelsea Soccer Takes Down Lincoln

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Jesse Jacobusse scores one of her 5 goals on the night for Chelsea

The rain finally subsided Thursday but left the field very wet and slippery for the Chelsea soccer team as they played host to Lincoln. The Railsplitters were coming into the game off a big shutout over Tecumseh. After a Chelsea JV 8-0 mercy victory over the young Lincoln team, it was time for the varsity action to begin.

Both teams started a bit slow as they adjusted to the field conditions. But it was Lincoln striking first at the 26-minute mark as Senior Alexis Blackburn was able to get the ball over the head of Chelsea netminder Natalia McElrath on Lincoln’s first shot of the game. Chelsea tightened up on defense creating several turnovers which led to many chances on goal. At about the 14-minute mark the defense caused a big turnover which led to Junior Jesse Jacobusse getting a great shot to get behind Lincoln Senior goalie Sabrina “Brina” Dennis.  11 minutes later it was Jacobusse again getting the ball into the Lincoln net on Chelsea’s 8th shot of the half for a 2 to 1 lead which the Bulldogs took into the break.

Coming out in the second half the Bulldog defense clamped down hard not allowing Lincoln any opportunities at all. It was Jacobusse again with the goal at the 26:58 mark giving her the hat trick for the night. Shortly thereafter it was all Jacobusse with her 4th & 5th goals of the night raising the score where it would finish 5-1. Jacobusse, a senior multi-sport player was on fire for the whole game and just couldn’t be stopped! Sophomore Alex Quintana & Freshman Natalie Gofton each had one assist on the night. The Bulldog defense was outstanding forcing turnovers, creating opportunities for Jacobusse to score her goals, and keeping the Railsplitters without a shot in the second half. Chelsea finished the night with 16 shots on net.

The Bulldogs next game is Tuesday at home versus Ypsilanti with varsity taking the field at 5:30.

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