Madison Southern keeps on rolling.
The Eagles converted a pair of corner kicks into goals to knock off Lexington Christian Academy 2-0 Thursday night at home.
Southern (6-3) has won five straight and has outscored opponents 21-0 during the winning streak.
“Defensively, we’ve been playing well over the last give games,” Southern coach James Ray said. “We’ve really stepped up and played well.”
After a scoreless first half, the Eagles took the lead with 27:31 remaining in the game.
Southern’s Alex Sipple curled a corner kick into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
“I tried to play it back post and tried to put something on it for Drew (Taylor) to head it in, but it curved right in,” Sipple said. “A couple games ago I did the same thing.”
Southern came out in the second half pressuring LCA.
With 32:40 on the clock, Sipple had a breakaway when he slipped past the defense for a 1-on-1 with the LCA goalkeeper, but his shot was wide.
Four minutes later the Eagles counter attacked after LCA brought eight players forward for a corner kick and Southern had a 2-on-2 opportunity with Salvador Quintana and Sipple racing towards the goal.
Once again the shot was just off the mark.
The constant pressure paid off one minute later when the Eagles were awarded a corner kick and scored the game’s first goal.
Southern added a second goal on another corner kick, with 8:22 remaining, this time getting a little help from LCA.
Sipple’s corner kick bounced off an LCA player and into the net for a 2-0 lead.
Quintana was credited with the goal for the Eagles.
Southern goalkeeper Zach Ward earned his sixth shutout for the Eagles, who have not lost since falling to district rival Model Laboratory on Aug. 23.
“The first half I thought we really controlled the ball and moved it well,” Ray said. “The second half they adjusted and played a little better than we did, but we were able to recover and get some good looks.”
The Eagles will be in action at 8 p.m. Monday against Berea at the Berea Cup.
Madison Southern keeps on rolling.
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