Lady Tigers split games at Christian County

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Caldwell County freshman Avery Ritchie bunts the ball at Butler Stadium last week. The Lady Tigers finished 1-1 over the weekend at the Christian County Colonel Showcase.

Even in their first loss since Sept. 3 against Fort Campbell, these Caldwell County Lady Tigers (8-5-2) are making noise that is being heard all around the second region.

On Saturday afternoon at Christian County, the Lady Tigers competed at the Colonel Showcase, and head coach Rhett Miller and company went 1-1, splitting a pair of matches with a 5-2 convincing win over Logan County and a close 2-1 loss against Murray High of Region 1.

Morgan McDaniels and Kaylee McEnaney scored two goals apiece against Logan County, while Laken White scored the final goal of the game in the 59th minute for the Lady Tigers.

McDaniels struck just three minutes in the contest, then after a 33 minute scoring drought, McEnaney put home the second goal of the game before halftime.

McEnaney would score again in the 42nd before McDaniels made her second score two minutes later.

Abbey Hagan, McEnaney and Lucy Goffinet picked up an assist each, while Karsyn Parker had 10 saves in the net.

Caldwell County took seven corner kicks in the contest.

Then, against Murray High (9-7), the Black and Gold version of the Lady Tigers prevailed as Murray High's 2-1 win over Caldwell gave them the 2019 Colonel Showcase title.

Jalyn Fuqua and Peyton Wray scored the two goals for Murray High, getting five saves in the net from keeper Angela Gierhart.

Goffinet scored Caldwell County's lone goal in the 18th minute, and Parker had six saves in the net.

Murray High took six corner kicks.

Goffinet's goal sent Caldwell County up 1-0 into the half, but after Fuqua's goal tied it 1-1 in the 62nd, Murray High scored on a PK moments later in the 64th to erase the deficit for good at 2-1.

The loss to Murray High snapped a three-game winning streak and a six game streak without a loss, as Caldwell County forced ties with University Heights and Hopkinsville after back to back wins early in the month before their most recent three-game streak.

In fact, three of Caldwell County's five losses have come by one goal each (Fort Campbell, Graves County, and Murray High).

Caldwell County hasn't lost a game by more than one goal since Aug. 27.

Now, just four games remain in the regular season, and as the temperatures have yet to cool down, the Lady Tigers are only getting warmer.

An anticipated home date with Christian County at Butler Stadium looms on Tuesday before a Thursday road trip to Trigg County to close regional regular season play.

The Lady Tigers will then close out with a pair of Region 1 talents in Paducah Tilghman next Tuesday night in Princeton before wrapping up the regular season a week from Thursday at Calloway County.