Lady Knight Soccer Plays Inspired Match at Midway
The Lady Knight Soccer squad traveled to Midway College today to take on the Eagles. It was a cold day, and spirits were not high because the Lady Knights had only 10 healthy players available to play the match. Things did not look good.
The match started as expected, with Midway taking control of the ball and field. At the end of the first half, Midway had taken 13 shots, 6 of them on-goal, and had scored 3 times. KCU had been held to 3 shots total, only 2 of which were on-goal, and both of which were saved. Midway had taken 3 corner kicks to KCU's single attempt.
But at the half, a rousing speech by Coach Miller sparked the Lady Knights, and they came back to the pitch knowing that they could compete against this time, even if with only 10 players on the field. And compete they did. Erin Dillow scored quickly, bringing the score to 1-3. She scored again right away on a penalty kick; 2-3, and KCU was in the hunt. There was a great deal of back-and-forth, and Midway scored late in the 76th minute, extending their lead to 4-2. But Erin Dillow and the Lady Knights were not finished, and Dillow completed the hat trick on a goal assisted by Kelsey Thomas. 4-3. Midway scored again to take the score to 5-3, but before time was completed, the Lady Knights put another point on the board when Kelsey Thomas scored unassisted with only minutes remaining in the game. Final score Midway 5; KCU 4. Midway took 27 shots, 12 of which were on-goal, and had 7 corner kicks. Their keeper was credited with 2 saves. KCU took only 7 shots, but 6 were on-goal, and they earned 4 corner kicks.
While they came up a bit short, and completed their season with a 5-4 loss and a 2-12 record, Coach Miller and the Lady Knight soccer squad are excited and ready for regionals next weekend in Knoxville, TN. They will play regional host Johnson University on Friday at 12 noon.