By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor
The Madison Central boys soccer team suffered its first home loss of the season Thursday against Montgomery County.
The Indians (6-3) fell behind 3-0 in the first half and were handed a 4-1 loss.
Jake Reynolds scored with 8:19 left in the first half to give Central its only goal.
The Indians’ defense was busy all game long. Senior goalie Ben Durham had 10 saves, while Addison McCoy had eight blocks and three steals. Tate Renzinbrink had five blocks, Worthie McGuire had four steals and Chad Barnes had three blocks.
In the second half, the offense showed some life, but couldn’t ever find the back of the net again.
Luke Hall was fouled in the box, but the Montgomery County keeper stopped Peyton Netherton on a penalty kick.
Hall had three shots on goal, McCoy and Reynolds had two shots each, while Caleb Crutcher and Cameron Wilson each had a shot.
The Indians are set to return to action Saturday at Mercer County.
The Central junior varsity remained undefeated by picking up a 3-0 win over Montgomery County on Thursday in Richmond.
Goals were scored by Cameron Young, Brandon Carney and Bryce Fielder, who also had two assists. Young also had an assist and Levi Knutson earned the shutout in goal.
West Jessamine 5, Lady Indians 1
The Lady Indians seemed to be position to have a chance pull off a big-time upset at halftime Thursday against West Jessamine in Nicholasville.
On a goal by Maryssa Stewart with 20 seconds left before halftime, Madison Central took a 1-0 lead against the 7th-ranked Colts.
But, West Jessamine stormed back in the second half. The Lady Colts (6-1) scored five unanswered goals and went on to pick up a 5-1 win.
The loss was the first of the season for Madison Central (6-1-1).
“We struggled to keep our composure in the second half,” Central coach Chris Dunham said.
The Lady Indians are set to return to action Saturday at home against Boone County.
Corbin 3, Lady Pirates 2
The Lady Pirates had a strong second half, but couldn’t rally for a win Thursday against Corbin.
Conner Coyle and Taylor Powell both scored as Berea Community (4-6) suffered a 3-2 loss.
“We are just inconsistent and we are still trying to find ourselves” Berea coach Jerry Bingham said. “It’s a new group of kids and we are still moving people around.”
Corbin led 1-0 at half and added another goal early in the second half. Coyle tied the game with 16 minutes left on an assist from Jordan Sandefur, but Corbin scored again with 3:26 left.
Powell scored with two minutes left on an assist from Izzy Whatley.
Berea out-shot Corbin 13-9 in the second half. Holly Musick was in net for the Lady Pirates.
Berea is set to return to action Monday at Marion County.