The Wildcats, champions of the 5th District, earned their way to the region final with a 6-0 win over Union County and a 3-2 victory over Madisonville-North Hopkins but lost 4-0 Saturday to tourney host Henderson County.
The Colonels, ranked top-five in the state, dominated play for most of the match, outshooting Trigg 17-3. Henderson got on the board in the 30th minute on a penalty kick goal by Alex Calvert. The ‘Cats didn’t get their first shot on goal until about a minute after that.
Trigg held the gap to 1-0 to end the first half, but Calvert scored five minutes into the second half and again six minutes later. Miguel Velasquez added the final goal with less than four minutes left.
"I'm not sure there's a whole lot we could have done," Trigg head coach Josh Nichols said of what the 'Cats could have done better against Henderson. "We played hard, played well in spots, but they made it difficult to do the things we like to do. They put so much pressure on you, and we had to play so defensive to counteract that. It really ate into our offense and made it difficult to mount an attack. Most of our problems were things they inflicted upon us as opposed to things we didn't do. It's hard to feel too bad. They're a very good team, top five in the state, and I think they'll make some noise in the state tournament."
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