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Luke McDonald scored on a penalty kick and Aaron Gray added another goal on an assist from Elijah Myers as Taylor County upended visiting Campbellsville 2-0 in high school soccer on Tuesday night.
“We were fortunate tonight against a good team,” said Cardinals’ head coach Mike McFee.
“Our keeper Hunter Underwood made a save on their penalty shot. That goal could have turned the whole match.
“Campbellsville has some excellent players,” McFee continued. “I thought their two wide players (Bradshaw) Smoot and (Logan) Dial did a good job holding our wingers Jordan Nicholas and Aaron Gray in check.
“We have lost a few matches but those two almost always pressure the opponents’ flanks and create shots.
“I was especially proud of our back line tonight as they recorded their second clean sheet. They are very young and due to injuries are getting a lot of on-the-job training.
“Senior Captain Elijah Myers is doing a super job holding them in their shape and making sure they cover for each others mistakes.”
“It’s always difficult to take when you come up short in this rivalry,” offered Eagle head coach Shelby Gribbins, a TCHS graduate. “We played well and had plenty of opportunities to score, but we never found the back of the net.
“We have continued to improve each game as the season moves forward and are anxious for our second meeting at the end of the year (Sept. 30).”
Campbellsville bounced back to beat Hart County at home on Thursday as Owen Weeks tallied all three goals for the hat trick.