DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County’s Lady Marshals soccer team roared back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to take a 3-1 win over Hopkinsville Sept. 10 at Colburn Stadium.
Nikki Fehrenbacher had two goals, the first one tying the match four minutes after intermission and the second one padding the lead at the 29:35 mark. The second goal came on an assist by her sister, Toni.
In between, Claire Waggoner booted the go-ahead goal with an assist from Rachel McWilliams.
“We’d lost two close games and after falling behind, we challenged the girls to not let this be another great game where we lose by a goal,” coach Michael Boone said. “I was very proud of our team’s determination and will to win.”
It was the third win in a row for the 8-2 Lady Marshals, who won their first five matches, sustained the two one-goal losses Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 and bounced back with a pair of victories over Louisville Male and Daviess County in the Lady Marshal Classic Sept. 7.
“Defensively, we continue to improve,” Boone said. “We played hard and matured as a team with this win.”
The loss was only the second of the year for the Lady Tigers of Region 2, who won six in a row before taking a 3-0 loss at the hands of Graves County in the Purples Classic at Bowling Green Aug. 31. They had won two in a row coming into the match with Marshall County.
THIS WEEK: Marshall County travels to Murray for a pair of District 2 clashes, with Murray today at 5:30 p.m. and at Calloway County Thursday. Two more matches are on tap Saturday, at Castle of Newburgh, Ind., at noon and at Reitz Memorial in Evansville at 4 p.m.