RICHMOND — Lady Eagles 1 Henry Clay 3
The Madison Southern Lady Eagles soccer team fell to Henry Clay 3-1 Saturday in the Fayette County Spectacular.
The Lady Eagles trailed the powerful Lady Blue Devils early, but Junior Rachel Ramey got Southern even at 1-1 with a goal before halftime.
Henry Clay reclaimed the lead at 2-1 with a goal midway through the second half, then tacked on another goal in the final minutes to make it 3-1.
The Lady Eagles went 0-3 in the tournament, but Coach Katy Cress said she was pleased with how her team responded in the final couple of games.
“I’m a lot happier with our play than I was in the first game. We showed a lot of improvement today, which is encouraging,” Cress said. “Henry Clay is a really tough team and we hung in there with them all day.”
The Lady Eagles will be back in action on Monday when they travel to Nicholasville to take on East Jessaming at 6 p.m.
Lady Pirates Tournament
The Madison Southern volleyball team went 3-1 to claim third place in the Berea Lady Pirates Tournament Saturday in Berea.
The Lady Eagles lost their opening match to Mercer County in two games, 25-19 and 25-22, but came back to win their next three.
Southern downed KSD in two games, 25-13 and 25-9, Knott Central in two, 25-15 and 25-17 and West Carter in two games by the score of 25-19 and 25-15.
“We were a little flat in that early morning game but we got better and better in every game after that,” Southern Coach Jeremy Grant.
The Lady Eagles will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Madison Central to face the Lady Indians.
The host Lady Pirates fell in all four of their matches during the tournament.
KSD downed Berea in three games, 23-25, 25-22 and 16-14. The Lady Pirates lost to Lynn Camp, 12-25 and 11-25; Southern, 20-25 and 14-25 and to West Carter, 14-25 and 19-25.
The Lady Pirates return to action on Tuesday when they take on Bourbon County in Paris.