The Baker girls soccer team had more shots on goal Saturday, Oct. 1 at Payette, but the Pirates found the net more often and won 3-1.

The Bulldogs traveled to Idaho with no substitutes on their bench, and a new offensive formation on the field.

Baker coach Eric Layton said he was proud of how his players responded to the challenges.

“We have adopted a diamond formation which the players have done great transitioning to,” Layton said. “(We) still need to work out some kinks when involving our forwards but we had more shots than they did and played in Payette’s half for most of the game, almost all of the second half. The kids are improving a lot.”

Baker trailed just 1-0 at halftime, and the Bulldogs stayed close throughout.

Baker junior Sydnee Pierce had the Bulldogs’ lone goal on a penalty kick, but Payette put the game away with two second-half goals.

Baker (2-7) is back on the road today, traveling to Milton-Freewater to take on Mac-Hi (6-3).

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