The second home game of the season Thursday night ended in a 2-2 tie against Hopkinsville, extending the Lady ‘Cats unbeaten streak to six games. “Its hard to coach the players to win and sound satisfied with a draw, because I wasn’t, but at the end of the day, I am also coaching the kids to learn how to play good defense and keep themselves in every game, and they certainly did that,” remarked head coach Mike Smith.
Danni Romero sent the ball across the goal in the twentieth minute, when a Hoptown defender knocked it past their own goalie, putting the Lady ‘Cats up 1-0. The next part of the half was spent with good play from both sides of the field, and many available opportunities for both the Tigers, and the Lady ‘Cats.
Finally, in the middle of the second half, a Hopkinsville forward broke through the middle and had a shot to tie the game, without any other goals to follow. “I’m proud of the effort the kids put forth, we are getting really close to putting things together. We still have several players struggling with injuries, and the way the team pulled together and played hard for 80 minutes was impressive, even with some “new faces” seeing significant minutes,” commented Smith, referring to defenders Ellie Jolly and Shaundra Finley. Dori Sheehan had 12 saves, and made sure that this was the first time in the history of the program that Hopkinsville and Trigg County have met, without Trigg leaving with the loss.
Saturday the Lady ‘Cats played in a daylong tournament in Morton’s Gap, where they played Lone Oak, and the host team, Hopkins County Central. The Lone Oak game started with a goal from a Lone Oak midfielder making the score 1-0 Lone Oak. It took a while for the Lady ‘Cats to answer back, but Kelci Winn finally did in the 27th minute to tie the game. Freshman Brooklyn Thomas then sent in the second goal for Trigg that put the Lady ‘Cats ahead going into second half.
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