BEREA -- Just two minutes into their match against North Laurel on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles scored and took an early 1-0 lead over the Lady Jaguars.
That lead didn't last long.
North Laurel (10-1) responded minutes later with a goal and kept scoring, rolling to a 4-1 victory over Southern (6-5-1).
It was the Lady Eagles' third-straight loss.
Southern went on the attack early and took control of the ball midfield from the Lady Jaguars.
Abby Sheffer raced down the left side and sent the ball towards the middle to Mallory Robinson.
The freshman then set her stance and sent the ball soaring towards the left corner of the net past North Laurel's goalie.
After that, the Lady Jaguars upped their intensity and had several good chances at the goal in the next few minutes.
Senior goalkeeper Ashtyn King fended off a few North Laurel's shots -- making a particularly spectacular diving save to the right side of the goal.
However, North Laurel did not back down and finally got one past King to tie the game up 1-1.
After that, the scoring floodgates opened for the Lady Jaguars, who scored three more times before halftime.
With less than six minutes left in the first half, North Laurel found another opening.
A shot rebounded off the right post and the Lady Jaguars took possession once again and sent the ball past King, who lunged to the left side to block the shot.
North Laurel expanded their lead to 4-1 after scoring with 30 seconds remaining until halftime.
Neither team managed to find the back of the net in the second half.
The Lady Eagles will look to bounce back when they take on Bardstown tonight at home.