The Madison Southern girls soccer team lost its second consecutive game in the Fayette County Soccer Spectacular at Tates Creek High School on Wednesday, falling to Bethlehem, 4-2.
Sophomore Karrigan Moberly scored both goals for the Lady Eagles.
Bethlehem led 2-0 at the half, then extended the lead to 3-0 before the Lady Eagles got on the board on Moberly’s first goal.
The Banshees extended their lead to 4-1 before Moberly connected again to set the final margin at 4-2.
Southern coach Katy Cress said her team played well at times, but couldn’t sustain the effort.
“There were spurts in the game where we looked unstoppable, but we just couldn’t finish when we needed to,” Cress said. “Then we would have a letdown in our defense and they would send a nice little through-ball and it was one-on-one with the keeper and we got beat.”
The Lady Eagles made some gains in some areas from Monday’s loss — a 6-0 setback to Tates Creek — Cress said, but the defensive effort against the Banshees was not what it should have been against a lesser opponent.
“I did see some improvement. But Bethlehem was not near the team Tates Creek was, so it’s discouraging that we gave up four goals to a team like that,” Cress said. “But it’s early in the season and hopefully all the problems early in the season we will be able to get straightened out by the end of the season.”
The Lady Eagles continue play in the Soccer Spectacular in Lexington at 8 a.m. Saturday when they take on Henry Clay.
LCA 9, Model 0
Model Laboratory’s youth proved no match for Lexington Christian Academy as the Lady Patriots fell 9-0 to the Lady Eagles in the first round of the 15th Region All “A” Classic Wednesday in Lexington.
The loss dropped Model to 0-2 on the season.
The Lady Patriots return to action Monday at 6 p.m. against Danville in the first of six consecutive home games.