The Lady Indians battled a perennial state power to the final buzzer, but were not able to overcome one late goal.
Freshman forward Savannah Layne scored with just 2:33 left in the second half to lift West Jessamine (6-1-1) to a 1-0 victory Thursday in Richmond.
“They did an amazing job,” Central coach Chris Dunham said of his team. “Our defensive unit played as one. I’m proud of them.”
The loss was the first of the season for Central (5-1).
The Lady Indians were out-shot 11-4, but they had some good scoring chances.
Kennedy Harden hit the cross on a free kick and Maryssa Stewart had a shot hit the post.
Stewart created another good scoring opportunity when she cut to the net and sent a cross to Emily Willoughby that the freshman was not able to get a foot on.
Sam Shepherd made several good saves, including a point-blank stop on a West Jessamine player with 9:01 left in the second half.
Central is set to return to action Saturday at the Kentucky Bank Labor Day Classic at Bourbon County.
Patriots 2, Pulaski County 0
The Patriots picked up another shutout victory Thursday, topping Pulaski County, 2-0, in Richmond.
Model Laboratory (5-1) got goals from John Reisig and Chris Wylie on assists from Andrew Wylie and Ray White.
Reisig has 15 goals so far this year.
All five of the Patriots’ wins this season have been shutouts. Model has not allowed a goal in four games, a stretch in which they’ve outscored their opponents 24-0. Turner Curtis earned the shutout in net.
The Patriots are set to return to action Tuesday at home against Berea.
Pulaski County 9, Lady Patriots 0
The Model Laboratory girls soccer team suffered a 9-0 loss to Pulaski County Thursday in Somerset.
The Lady Patriots are now 0-6 on the season.
Model is set to return to action Tuesday at district rival Madison Central.