Knox Girls Soccer fight hard against McCreary Central

Shannon Smith keeps control of the ball.
Jolie Jones keeps control of the ball.

Last Thursday the Knox Central High School Girl’s Soccer Team played the best game of their season so far against McCreary Central on their home field.  The Panthers lost 2-1, but they fought hard and turned it on hard from the start.

Allie Partin looks around for her teammates.
Allie Partin looks around for her teammates.

Within the first minute of the match, the Panthers strung several passes together and made their way toward the goal where Jobeth Hopper scored the team’s first goal of the season. The girls celebrated and made their way back to the circle to prepare to defend against a McCreary kick-off. Minutes later, McCreary Central managed to score a goal from the right outside. The Panthers, frustrated, argued that the ball passed through the hole in the side of the net rather than the front, but the officials stood firm and gave the goal to McCreary.

Knox Central played more defensively for the rest of the half.

Jobeth Hopper stopping for a breath.
Jobeth Hopper stopping for a breath.
Grace Leforce battles for the ball.
Grace Leforce battles for the ball.

At the start of the second half the score was 1-1 and remained that way until the last few minutes of the game when McCreary Central put one more in the back of the net. The Panthers created several opportunities to score throughout the game and came close several times, but it just didn’t happen for them.

The Knox Central Girl’s Soccer Team will travel to Estill County on Saturday. Kick-off will be at 1.