The Lady Wildcats earned their fifth win in region competition against no losses when they won 3-2 Saturday at University Heights Academy.
Trigg’s 4th District fate will be more clear after Thursday’s home match against district foe Caldwell County (10-2). The Lady ‘Cats end their season Tuesday when they host 3rd District leader Hopkinsville, the only other team that has yet to lose in 2nd Region play.
While happy with his team’s play, Trigg head coach Christian Jarrett said he’s trying to get the Lady ‘Cats ready for faster and better starts to games.
“We’re horrible about letting the other team score first,” Jarrett said, noting UHA’s 1-0 start on a goal by Anna Beth Riggs under three minutes into Saturday’s match. “It’s like this team wants a bigger challenge. It’s not enough that we’d never beat this team before, but we had to let them score first. The last thing I said to them before the game was, ‘Please play from the first whistle to the last.’ That’s something we’ve got to work on for Caldwell and Hopkinsville. They won’t have any mercy.”
Once they got kickstarted, Trigg controlled much of the match. Kelci Winn scored on an assist by Lauren Frazier in the 15th minute, and that scoring tandem was reversed 10 minutes later when Frazier gave Trigg a 2-1 lead.
Riggs scored again 15 minutes into the second half on a penalty kick after she was fouled in the goal area. The score remained deadlocked for the next 20 minutes until Frazier got another chance to shine and put Trigg ahead 3-2.
Most of Frazier’s goals this season have been scored thanks to her speed and one-on-one ability, but Jarrett said he’s encouraged by Trigg’s improvement in attacking on offense.
“We’re getting the ball across,” Jarrett said. “We’re doing a good job with three forwards [Winn, Frazier and Brooklyn Thomas], and when we can do that, that’s what we need to do.”
Saturday’s victory followed a pair of comfortable winning margins earlier in the week. Trigg won 5-2 Thursday at Lyon County and 8-2 last Tuesday against Webster County.
Frazier added four goals to her team-leading total Thursday, and Winn netted a goal and had a single-game school-record three assists.
Goalkeeper Katie Davis recorded six saves in net for the Lady Wildcats.
Frazier and Brooke Allen each had two goals and two assists last Tuesday against Webster. Taylor Davis scored twice, and Winn added one. Trigg’s other goal came on an own goal by Webster.
Amanda Want and Shelby Cionko added assists, and Davis recorded three saves.
Trigg’s record was 8-3 prior to Tuesday’s home match against Hopkins County Central (results unavailable at press time). Trigg hosts Caldwell County on Thursday and Lyon County on Senior Day at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.