Trigg led at Todd County Central 3-0 at halftime Monday, but Blaine Alexander was assessed a red card early in the second half, leaving only 10 Wildcats on the field the remainder of the game. The Rebels responded and tied the game at 3-3.
“We didn’t handle playing with 10 men very well, and we were under a lot of pressure the entire second half,” Trigg head coach Josh Nichols said. “It was a very disappointing night. There is no doubt we gave a game away that we should have won easily.”
Entering the contest, Todd’s only loss was a 6-1 defeat against Fort Campbell, a team Trigg (2-0-3) tied to start the season.
Alexander, Joel Ben Thomas and Jeremy Butts scored Trigg’s goals, and Jared Stallons recorded two assists.
Trigg lost the junior varsity match 4-0.
Last Tuesday, Trigg improved its standing in the 4th District with a dominating 6-1 victory over Lyon County.
Thomas scored the first and last goals of the game, the first at 11:01 on an assist from Stallons and the last at 72:10 on a penalty kick. Aaron Yielding scored twice, as did Stallons. Colten Bridges and Romaine Cunningham added assists.
Ezra McNichols filled in at goalkeeper for Kevin Latham, who suffered a mild concussion toward the end of last Monday’s game at Caldwell County. McNichols recorded 11 saves in the game.
Junior midfielder Devon Wharton went down with a knee injury during the contest, and Bridges missed some playing time as well.
“I think we ended the game with one sub,” Nichols said. “We were worn out and didn’t play very well, but we got through it. We’ll put this behind us and show that we can play better than we did tonight.”