The Wildcats had to rebound from a slow start which allowed Fort Campbell to score twice in the first 10 minutes.
“We gave away two really soft goals,” Trigg head coach Josh Nichols said. “[Trigg goalkeeper Kevin Latham] when down to cover a ball and it squirted out from under him right in front of one of their guys who put it in. The next one, Kevin came out to catch a routine cross and it just slipped through his hands right to one of their guys.”
Nichols said Latham put the bad start behind him and played solid in net for the next 70 minutes.
“Other than that, we played fairly well, although I think we are capable of playing much better,” Nichols said. “Our passing wasn’t very good again, although I did think everyone played hard.”
Blaine Alexander scored a pair of unassisted goals for the Wildcats.
“His ability to control the ball in the midfield has been key for us,” Nichols said. “Jeremy Butts had a very solid game in the defensive midfield, and Tanner Stallons and Ethan Sweno did well on defense. The defense did a good job on Aldo Torres for Ft. Campbell. He is one of the top players in the region and he was very influential in the first half, but we smothered him in the second.”
“All in all, we let a win get away, but we did some good things and will learn a lot from it,” Nichols said.
Trigg returns to action in its home opener Thursday against Reidland, then travels to Caldwell County for a match Monday and hosts Lyon County on Tuesday.