Special to the Tribune-Courier
DRAFFENVILLE – The Lady Marshals soccer team ended their six-game winning streak Saturday night at Colburn Stadium against the Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces.
Losing 3-2, the Lady Marshals had a strong defense across the field and played well passing the ball.
Lady Marshals head coach Michael Boone said the Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces were a quality team with a lot of speed. He said sometimes his team handled their speed well, and sometimes they faltered.
“I’m proud of their effort,” Boone said. “We need to make a couple better decisions, I thought we moved the ball fairly well, they may have moved it a little better than we did.”
Boone said he was pleased with the effort, disappointed with the result.
“This was our first really close game,” Boone said. “I want this kind of game before we go and play Graves on Tuesday.”
While the Lady Marshal’s defense held off the Aces for almost the entire first half, Owensboro Catholic freshman Holly Logsdon made the first goal of the night 35 minutes into the game.
The first goal for the Lady Marshals was made by sophomore Brittany Kimbro, after she crossed the ball in over Owensboro Catholic goalkeeper, Lindsey Klump.
At halftime the two teams were tied 1-1.
Strong defense by sophomore Nikki Fehrenbacher, Rachel Redden and Claire Waggoner helped the Lady Marshals keep the score tied until the approximately halfway through the second half.
The next goal came from Ownesboro Catholic sophomore Caroline Hayden after she rebounded the ball into the net after a scramble for the control from both teams.
Sophomore Kaitlin Cook scored the second goal for the Lady Marshals for another tie ball game.
Ownesboro Catholic senior, Brooke Logsdon quickly changed the game by answering with a goal to break the tie. That final goal edged Owensboro Catholic over Marshall County 3-2.
Boone said his team needed a close game like this one to show what skills and drills they needed to improve.
“Obviously I wanted to switch the score here, we want to win the close games,” Boone said. “Unfortunately today we weren’t able to, but hopefully we can learn and be ready for the next one.”
The next game for the Lady Marshals is Tuesday against Graves County.