The Lady Patriots (7-5) didn't put together their best performance on the season Monday against winless Bryan Station (0-8) in Richmond.

They still played well enough to earn a victory, though.

Julia Luxon scored two goals and Lily Halcomb and McKenna Tuttle combined to earn a shutout in a 2-0 victory.

"I'm happy with the win, but just from the very start, we were much slower than we usually play," Model coach Mike Austin said. "It's one of those where you just have to grind out a win."

Bryan Station had not won a game in almost a year (14-straight losses) and so far this season had been out-scored 59-3 coming into the match-up with Model.

The Lady Patriots controlled much of the possession in the first half, but went into the break with only a 1-0 lead on a goal by Luxon.

Model cranked up the intensity in the second half.

Payton Sparks had a couple of good scoring opportunities, including a shot that hit the post.

Tatum Nelson pushed a shot just wide right, then Luxon ripped a shot that hit the side of the net.

Luxon gave Model a 2-0 lead with 15:22 left when she came up the left wing and found the far side of the net.

"It was good to see us play better in the second half, especially with our combination plays," Austin said.

The Lady Defenders had several chances to tie the game before Luxon's second goal.

Station had a free kick hit the cross bar and the ball rolled around near the goal line before Model cleared it out.

"They had some good chances," Austin said. "We had to make some good saves. Bryan Station played hard."

Sparks and Rebecca Otieno each had assists.

Halcomb had four saves and Tuttle had two saves.

Model is set to return to action Friday at home against Garrard County.

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