The local teams in the girls District 27 soccer tournament have been chasing Woodford County for several years.
They're still behind.
But the Western Hills Lady Wolverines have made the most strides the past few seasons, falling to the Lady Jackets in the finals for two straight years, the second loss coming Saturday afternoon at Sower Soccer Field.
Woodford County, ranked in the top 15 in the state, defeated WHHS 6-0 in the finals. Both teams will advance to this week's regional tournament at Boyle County.
"They've played together forever so they know each other so well," Western Hills' Beth Fox said of Woodford. "We haven't played as long as they have, so we don't have that experience."
The Lady Wolverines may not have that experience, but they played a solid match despite the lopsided score. It was just 2-0 at the half and Western Hills had some decent scoring chances as well.
"We've started to compete a little," said WHHS assistant coach Matt Waldner. "We limited some of their shots and got our own chances up the field.
"We've still got some things to work on," Waldner added, "but we played well today. There were some good tries to score even when we were down 6-0. The girls played hard for the whole 80 minutes."
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