Register Staff Report
The Patriots picked up a solid win over a traditional 11th Region power Thursday in Richmond.
Andrew Wylie scored a goal and Levi Agee earned a shutout victory as Model Laboratory defeated Lafayette, 1-0.
With the win, Model moves to 6-0 on the season.
The goal was Wylie’s 13th of the season, which ties him with Todd County Central’s Tyler Harris as the leading scorer in the state.
Wylie also has eight assists on the season, which is third-best in the state.
The only goal of the game came in the 57th minute on free kick from about 20 yards out.
Model is set to return to action at 4 p.m. Saturday at home against Corbin.
Lady Indians 2, Boyle County 1
Madison Central got first-half goals from Maryssa Stewart and LeeAnne Ogle and held on for a 2-1 win Thursday at Boyle County.
Madison Goodman gave up a late goal, but earned the victory in net for the Lady Indians.
“It was just an all-around awesome team effort,” Central coach Chris Dunham said.
With the win, the Lady Indians (5-0-1) remain undefeated on the season.
Ogle scored about 10 minutes into the game on an assist from Stewart. The duo teamed up again about 10 minutes later, with Stewart scoring on an assist from Ogle.
Central led 2-0 at the half and had plenty of other scoring opportunities, but couldn’t find the net again.
Boyle County scored with about six minutes left in the second half.
Central is set to return to action Monday at South Laurel.
Estill County 3, Berea 0
The Berea Community boys soccer team (1-3) had a tough time getting the ball in the net Thursday in a 3-0 loss to Estill County.
After giving up a goal on a penalty kick less than five minutes into the game, the Pirates pretty much controlled the game and had multiple chances to tie or take the lead in the first half.
But the Pirates’ shots on goal hit the crossbar, the side post or were just wide of the net, and the Engineers made their early goal stand up and took a 1-0 lead into the half.
Berea coach Casey Poynter said he was pleased with the play of his team in the first half.
“I think we won the first half. We had more real opportunities to create something than they did, but we just couldn’t capitalize,” Poynter said. “Sometimes we struggle and are very panicky with the ball. Sometimes it’s just the indecision on when to pass and not to pass, that’s our biggest problem.”
After being the aggressor in the first half, the Pirates were just the opposite in the second half, as Estill controlled the ball for much of the half.
Estill put the game out of reach with two goals within a minute of each other midway through the half.
“The second half we just came out very flat,” Poynter said. ‘Most of the time it’s the opposite, we regroup and play better in the second half. But tonight we did not.”
Berea doesn’t have much time to regroup. The Pirates have a matchup with Madison Central Monday at 7 p.m.
Lady Pirates 1, Bryan Station 0
The Berea Community girls soccer team bounced back from a loss to Southern on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Bryan Station Thursday in Lexington.
Taylor Powell scored the only goal of the game mid-way through the first half and Holly Musick earned the shutout in goal.
“It was a good team effort,” Berea coach Jerry Bingham said. “We needed to get going back in the right direction.”
Berea (3-4) is set to return to action Monday at home against Pulaski County.