Rebecca Gogel and Brittany Roberts each scored two goals as the Lady Panthers (4-3-1) won their fourth straight game.
The Lady Wildcats had a hard time creating offense as they were held to two shots in the first half on a pair of direct kicks by Kelsey Hill.
"We’re just not doing what we should be right now," said a frustrated Lady Wildcat Head Coach Dana Bush after the game. "We’re not moving. We’re not passing. We’re just banging the ball to get rid of it instead of passing where we should."
Megan Francis shined in goal for the Lady Wildcats for most of the night, making seven of her ten saves in the second half when several defensive lapses led to Lady Panther goals.
The Lady Wildcats were the victim of a pair of handball calls in the box, which led to a pair of penalty kicks.
Francis came up with a save on the first one ten minutes into the game.
Gogel finally got Dawson Springs on the scoreboard with a breakaway goal at the 19 minute mark for a 1-0 lead.
Another handball call at the 30 minute mark gave Gogel another PK chance, and she drilled it home for a 2-0 lead.
Gogel appeared destined for a hat trick in the second half if not for a little bad luck.
At the 54 minute mark, Trigg was slow to clear a missed shot, and Gogel banged home the rebound off the cross bar.
A poor clearing pass three minutes later was intercepted by Gogel, who misfired high.
Francis made a save following a bad clearing pass six minutes later that kept the Lady Wildcats within striking distance.
With 4:35 left, Trigg County got on the board when a corner kick bounced around in front of the Lady Wildcat net and found it’s way in. Alyssa Weber was credited with the goal, which pulled Trigg to within 2-1.
However, the momentum was short-lived as Gogel assisted Roberts on a goal less than a minute later to push the lead back to 3-1.
Roberts added the nail in the coffin another minute later when she picked off a bad clearing pass and beat Francis to the left for a 4-1 lead.
Dawson Springs outshot Trigg County 23-6, including a 14-4 advantage in the second half.
Brittany Bourland didn’t see much action in goal for the Lady Panthers, saving four of the five shots she saw.
While Trigg County is playing a varsity schedule for the first time in two years, Bush is growing frustrated with the same mistakes on the field.
"We aren’t communicating with one another. We had a really good practice but we just didn’t do what we had worked on," she said.
Trigg County fell to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in district play with the loss.
The Lady Wildcats return to the pitch Thursday at Webster County, who tied Dawson Springs 1-1 last week and entered the week with a 3-5-2 record.
The J.V. game ended in a 3-3 tie as the Lady Wildcats saw their record go to 2-4-1 on the season.
Kristen Cruse scored two goals, and Lakyn Brooks added a score.
Caldwell County 8
Trigg County 0
Freshman Maura Hughes scored four goals as Caldwell County routed Trigg County 8-0 Sept. 13 in Princeton.
Hughes scored the game’s first three goals as Caldwell built a 5-0 lead by halftime.
Once again, Trigg County had trouble generating offense and lost the midfield battle to the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Wildcats were outshot 22-4 by the Lady Tigers, who improved to 7-0 and have outscored their opponents 42-4 this year.
"We kinda knew they didn’t have a whole lot, but they’ve got some younger kids coming up who will help them," Lady Tiger head coach Jim Hillerich told the Princeton Times-Leader newspaper. "They’re inexperienced, but they didn’t have a girls varsity team last year. They’ll get better."
Caldwell County also won the J.V. game 3-0 to run their season record to 10-0.