Ahead 3-2 at halftime, Frankfort High’s girls soccer team made sure that lead held up.
The Lady Panthers (7-5) defeated Owen County 3-2 Saturday morning at Sower Soccer Field.
It was FHS that scored first Saturday, going up 2-0 before Owen County got on the board.
Owen County tied the match when Morgan Walker scored twice.
Shanae Brown scored two of FHS’ goals and Tika Shaw had the other. Abby Walters had the assist on Shaw’s goal, and Maya Burke had an assist with a goal kick on one of Brown’s goals.
“Our defense didn’t play as well in the first half,” FHS coach Adam Saunderson said. “We talked a lot about that at halftime, and our defense played a lot better.
“We told them if they played mistake free in the second half they’d win, and our defense didn’t make mistakes because we didn’t allow any goals.”
While neither team scored in the second half, the Lady Panthers kept possession of the ball for the majority of the final 40 minutes.
“We had a lot of chances, but we didn’t finish,” Saunderson said. “We probably should have had more.”
The goalkeepers were Maya Burke for FHS and Autumn Gover for the Lady Rebels (4-13).
“The goals we scored were good,” Saunderson said. “I’m pleased with our performance. I don’t think the score reflected our performance. I thought we dominated more than a 3-2 score shows, but I’m pleased with the performance.”
Frankfort plays at Sower Soccer Field Monday against Harrison County.