The Lady Wildcats were eliminated from the Fourth District Tournament with a 3-1 loss to Dawson Springs, which ended their season with a 5-9-2 record.
The Lady Wildcats beat Dawson 3-2 on Sept. 6 but couldn’t repeat their magic at Crittenden County.
“I’m disappointed because we had beaten them before and should have beaten them again. I just think we had some girls that were ready for the season to be over,” said a dejected Lady Wildcat head coach Dana Brooks.
The district tournament win was the first for Dawson Springs since they won the 2000 district title and marked the first time the Lady Panthers won consecutive games this season.
Dawson Springs (4-11-3) lost to Lyon County 3-1 in the semifinals.
“We just beat ourselves. We were standing around too much and not moving,” Brooks said. “We had several chances, but Dawson’s goalie played an outstanding game and made several good saves when we were trying to tie the game.”
Karen Amundson put Dawson Springs on the board 13 minutes into the game, and Rebecca Gogel added another goal six minutes later for a 2-0 lead.
Laykn Brooks scored her 11th goal of the season in the second half to cut the lead to 2-1, but Amundson put the game away with her second goal of the game in the 53rd minute.
While Trigg County had a season of firsts – the program’s first win, district win, shutout, and winning streak – the loss left some of the players with an empty feeling.
“The upperclassmen wanted this game really bad, but we need more commitment from our younger players,” Brooks said.
The Lady Wildcats will graduate six seniors while they are scheduled to add five current eighth graders to their roster next year.