DANVILLE - Woodford County's girls soccer team had 18 shots on goal in the first half Thursday, but Western Hills had a 0-0 halftime tie with its district rival.
"Our defense held pretty tough tonight," WHHS coach Keith Jackson said after his team lost to Woodford 4-0 in the championship game of the Region 14 tournament at Boyle County. "We tried our best to double team Andi (Wilhoit) and shut her down as best we could. But they have so many young guns it's hard to focus on one. They have so many good players."
The Lady Jackets, now 16-6-1, host Lafayette Saturday at noon in the Sub-Section 7 final.
Western Hills had lost to Woodford twice this season before Thursday's game - 8-0 early in the regular season and 6-0 last Saturday in the District 27 championship match.
On Thursday the Lady Jackets had plenty of opportunities to score in the first half but the WHHS defense, in particular keeper Tiffany Cammuse, kept Woodford at bay.
"Tiffany had a great game for us," Jackson said.
Woodford came out in the second half and scored less than a minute in on a goal by Emily Roberts. About six minutes later Wilhoit put the Lady Jackets up 2-0.
"It was gut-check," Woodford coach Andrea "Bug" Brown said about the second half. "We were talking to them about what's expected. Our style of play was different in the second half because we didn't pass at all in the first half, and we passed in the second half. That's what set up goals for us."
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