The Madison Central and Berea Community girls soccer teams will both be undefeated when they meet tonight in a key district showdown.
Central (4-0) picked up a 4-2 win at home Monday over South Laurel, while Berea Community (7-0) defeated Garrard County, 4-2, at home.
The Lady Pirates and Lady Indians are scheduled to face each other at 7:30 p.m. today in Berea.
Madison Central tops South Laurel
The Lady Indians busted open a close game early in the second half.
Central had just a 1-0 lead at the half, but got goals from Emily Willoughby, Taylor Sterling and LeeAnne Ogle and went on to pick up a 4-2 win over South Laurel.
“I think our defense played well,” Central coach Chris Dunham said. “The back four kept themselves positioned really well.”
The Lady Cardinals scored twice in the final 10 minutes, once on a penalty kick. South Laurel’s other goal came with less than a second remaining in the game.
Junior Maryssa Stewart gave Central a 1-0 lead, heading home a cross. Willoughby got one-on-one with the keeper early in the second half and slipped a shot inside the near post.
Sterling and Ogle’s goals both came on shots from the top of the box.
Berea beats Garrard County again
Just a week after rolling past Garrard County 7-1 in Lancaster, the Lady Pirates got more of a challenge this time around.
Berea Community got two second-half goals from Taylor Powell and earned a 4-2 over the Lady Lions Monday at home. Powell had three goals, while Renzenbrink had a goal and an assist.
“We were very flat after a weekend off,” Berea coach Jerry Bingham said.
The Lady Pirates took a 2-0 lead on goals by Renzenbrink and Powell. But, Garrard scored twice in the final 1:10 of the half to tie the game.
Berea out-shot Garrard County, 29-11.