The LHS Girls Soccer team hosted the West Lafayette Red Devils in both JV and varsity play. In the opening JV game, the Lady Tigers fell 1-2 with the lone Lady Tigers goal coming from freshman Lexi Trepcos. In the varsity match, the Lady Tigers sought to avenge an away 4-2 loss last season to the Lady Red Devils but were unable to do so, falling 3-1 for their first loss of the season. The Lady Tigers conceded the first goal of the night with a looping shot from inside the 18 beating senior GK Alyssa Downs. Downs would come up with a number of saves the entire match, 13 in all to keep the Lady Tigers in the game for most of the match. At half, the Lady Red Devils lead 1-0 but within the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half, some timely high pressure from the midfielders and forward, Kirstin Byrd created a turnover in the Lady Tigers attacking third which sophomore MF Madison Maher was able to collect around the 18 and level the game at 1 all. The Lady Tigers were able to maintain good pressure on the Lady Red Devils backline but were unable to create the go-ahead goal despite quality shots on goal from Madison Maher, captain Lilly Haines and junior Kirstin Byrd.
The Lady Red Devils would regain the lead with a long ball over the top that 18 was able to collect and race to goal and finish. As the game wore on, the Lady Tigers attempted to get the equalizer by pushing numbers forward. The Lady Tigers would have equalized had the Red Devils GK not made two strong saves late in match to preserve the 1 goal lead. Freshman substitute Lexi Trepcos challenged the Lady Red Devils GK on two separate occasions but she proved up to the task for her side saving both shots. The change in formation left the Lady Tigers a bit stretched in the back which the Lady Red Devils eventually took advantage of by doubling their lead to 3-1 with under 10 mins to play in the match. Coach Hyatt would like to credit senior GK Alyssa Downs and senior Captain Lizzie Hart for strong goalkeeping and defending the entire match. Next up the Lady Tigers will travel to Benton Central in varsity action only on Monday, September 11th. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 pm.