Hunter Conner scored four goals and Blake Neumann allowed his first goal in four games as the Model Laboratory boys soccer team picked up an 8-1 win over Lincoln County Thursday in Richmond.

Conner put the Patriots (5-1) on top 12 minutes into the game on a shot from the top of the box. Just four minutes later, Josh Arnwine scored. Arnwine found the back of the net again half-way through the first half.

Lincoln County scored a goal in the first half, but it was all Model from there on out.

Mike Hughes and Caleb Arnwine both scored for the Patriots.

Josh Arnwine and Anders Kipp both had two assists and Hughes, Matt Wylie and Eric Yoder each had an assist.

The Patriots will return to action Monday against Madison Central. Game time is set for 5 p.m. at Model.

Lady Patriots fall at East Jessamine

The Model Laboratory girl’s soccer team had a tough day defensively Thursday, falling to Region 14-rival East Jessamine, 5-0, in Nicholasville.

“I think you have good games and bad games and this was definitely not a game for us to have a bad game,” Model coach Vanessa Howard said. “Not making excuses, but our defense had a wonderful game two days ago and we turned around and had a bad game. Their offense was coming down on us hard. Our defense was not prepared for it or they didn’t act prepared for it.”

Not only was the Lady Jaguars’ offense applying defense, but their stifling defense kept the Lady Patriots (7-1-1) from having many scoring opportunities.

“We were having an extremely difficult time getting it past the back line of their defense,” Howard said. “It was definitely a defensive game.”

Howard highlighted the play of two sophomores — Caroline Engle and Alex Chose — as well as keeper Kelsey Givens. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome.

Model will return to action Tuesday against Madison Central. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at Central.

Southern tops Holy Cross

The Eagles took a 1-0 lead into halftime and went on to pick up a 2-1 win over Holy Cross Thursday at Berea Community, a victory which put them in the third-place game of the Berea Cup.

Madison Southern (2-4-2) took the lead with 25 minutes left in the first half off a shot by A.J. Jeck.

“He played the midfield position and did an excellent job of playing defense when we needed him and getting our offense started,” Southern coach Ron Horn said of Jeck. “He was all over the field. He warrants special recognition.”

The Eagles had a 2-0 lead with 36 minutes left in the game when Chad Wheaton headed a free kick into the goal. The Eagle defense gave up a goal with 20 minutes left.

Montgomery County will take on Madison Southern at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the tournament’s third-place game at Madison Southern High School.

Holy Cross will face Berea in the fifth-place game at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

Robinson leads Madison Southern to win

Kim Robinson scored three goals as the Madison Southern girls soccer team rolled to a big 6-1 win Thursday at Pulaski County.

“Kim has been playing well for awhile now, but she just found the net on some really good balls,” Cress said. “She had some good passes and everybody was getting her the ball and she was able to find the back of the net.”

Shannon Bilby, Dakota Gadd and Kaitlyn Baker also each added a goal.

Baker is working her way back into the lineup after being sidelined by injury for the first part of the season. Gadd, who is just a freshman, has also been playing well thus far.

“She has played well from the beginning but now she’s not so intimidated by the bigger and stronger girls like they were at the beginning,” Southern coach Katy Cress said of Gadd. “They’re getting over that fear factor and playing a lot better.”

The Lady Eagles (4-4-1) will return to action next week in the Little Caesar’s Classic in Danville.

They will face Anderson County in the first game at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Central falls at Henry Clay

The Madison Central girls soccer team couldn’t rebound from a 3-2 loss Tuesday to Madison Southern, falling 2-0 Thursday at Henry Clay.

Central (3-4) will return to action Tuesday against Model. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at Central.

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