Eddyville, KY


Lyon falls 7-1 to Wildcats

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Updated: 9:31 AM
BY JODY NORWOOD jnorwood@heraldledger.com

Lyon County fell behind early against a physical Trigg County team and never caught up Monday night in Eddyville.

The Wildcats (8-4) took the win 7-1, but trailed by a score early in the contest. Lyon County's Kendall Sandoval dropped an arching shot into Trigg's net 11 minutes into the contest for the early lead. Up to that point, both teams had three shots on goal.

Trigg shook off the deficit in a big way four minutes later when Troy Alexander dinged a shot off the post to tie the game 1-all. Five minutes later, senior Kyle Bleidt took a shot on an open goal as keeper Josiah Wilkerson moved out to defend. Bleidt hit the side of the goal, but Zeb DeHart intercepted a short goal kick to catch Lyon's defenders out of position, breaking the tie 2-1 on an uncontested shot.

Lyon County looked to get back into the contest with 14 minutes remaining in the half. Carter Boyd and DeHart teamed up for a shot on Lyon's goal, but Wilkerson defended the kick. Lyon briefly got the ball into Trigg County's backfield, but penalties killed the drive and the Wildcats continued to pressure Lyon's defense.

Inside the final 10 minutes, Boyd scored again as Wilkerson came out to defend a shot and the Wildcat shot into an undefended goal. Trigg took a 3-1 advantage into the break and tacked four more onto the board during the second half for a 7-1 win.

With the win, Trigg County now sits at 2-0 in district play, while Lyon County falls to 0-2.

Lyon County was slated to play Muhlenberg County Tuesday prior to presstime as part of a boys-girls double header, and will travel to Webster County Thursday and Mayfield Friday.

In girls action, the Lady Lyons fell 3-2 to Crittenden County.

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