The Lady Wildcats (5-2, 2-0 in district) blanked district foe Crittenden County 5-0 Monday, won Thursday’s physical battle at Reidland 5-2 and lost 5-4 last Tuesday to Owensboro Catholic after a late rally.
Thursday, Trigg trailed the Lady Greyhounds 2-1 before netting three unanswered goals, but an altercation on the field ended with Lady Wildcat sophomore Brooklyn Thomas earning a red card and a three-game suspension. Senior Kelci Winn, after earning her second yellow card of the night, was suspended for two games. Both penalties began with Monday’s game against Crittenden, meaning both players will miss Monday’s game against Mayfield. Thomas will also sit out next Tuesday’s game against Webster County.
Winn and Lauren Frazier each scored two for Trigg against Reidland, and Taylor Davis added one. Davis, Winn, Frazier and Brooke Allen each had assists. Katie Davis notched four saves, and Elizabeth Torian had three.
Monday, Frazier scored four goals in the first 22 minutes against the Lady Rockets. Rachel Want added a goal late in the second half, and Allen and Mille Futrell notched assists.
All of that came after the Lady ‘Cats nearly pulled an upset against Owensboro Catholic in Trigg’s first home match of the year.
Erin Lane put Catholic ahead at 11:30, but Winn tied the score five minutes later on an assist by Frazier.
Lane scored again just before halftime, and Jessica Ralph scored twice in two minutes early in the second half to put Catholic ahead 4-1. Winn and Frazier connected again for Winn’s second of the night less than a minute after Ralph’s second goal, but Julia Klump pushed the gap to 5-2 three minutes later.
With about five minutes left, two Catholic players were given back-to-back yellow cards, igniting a Trigg rally. Taylor Davis scored with 3:30 left, and Frazier buried one in the net on a breakaway with two minutes to go to put Trigg behind 5-4. Winn nearly netted her third goal that would have tied the game with 10 seconds left.
“I thought we did a good job of battling back after getting down that far,” Trigg head coach Cisco Jarrett said. “That shows a lot of heart. A lot of teams would have just given up. Our girls don’t give up, and that’s what I like about them.”
Jarrett said playing teams like Owensboro Catholic will benefit Trigg’s girls soccer program in the future.
“We consistently need to play teams like this,” Jarrett said. “I’d rather lose a game like this where we came in and worked our butts off than win one in a blowout. It makes the team better.”
Jarrett said the Lady Wildcats are building good team chemistry as the season reaches the midpoint.
“They’re working really well together,” Jarrett said. “That’s a good team we played, and you can’t take anything away from them. There’s a couple of things we could have done differently. If we’d had a couple more minutes, I think we could have caught them.”