It’s been a tough two weeks for Franklin County’s girls soccer team, but brighter days could be ahead.
“I know the girls are frustrated with the little streak we’re on now,” FCHS coach Jon Sutphin said after Franklin County lost to Nelson County 2-0 Wednesday at Sower Soccer Complex.
“We keep telling them to continue to play hard, and hopefully this will get us ready for the districts.”
The Lady Flyers (3-9) have gone 1-7 the last two weeks. On Wednesday they gave Nelson County all it could handle.
FCHS held the Lady Cardinals (9-3) scoreless for the first 34½ minutes of the match.
The game’s first goal came when Franklin County goalkeeper Kerrigan Brown punched the ball away for a save, only to have Baylee Tabler follow the shot for a goal with 5:32 left in the first half.
The Lady Cardinals’ second goal came with 16:31 left in the game when Lakin Walls chipped the ball over Brown’s head into the net.
“I thought we did some good things at times during the game,” Sutphin said. “It was just little breaks here and there. We had a wide-open goal when their keeper came out, and we had a breakaway that just got too far away from her.
“I think it’s one of those things everyone’s screaming, everyone’s excited, and you kick the ball a little harder than you need to. I’m looking forward to getting the video from Cable 10 and they can see what we’re talking about; some things they can’t see on the field.”
Brown and Logan Spalding of Nelson County were in goal the entire game.
“Kerrigan had a great game tonight,” Sutphin said. “She had some great saves for us. She played solid.
“My girls battled hard. They get frustrated when they get down, and unfortunately we’ve been stuck there the last couple weeks. We’ve played some good teams.
“Nelson County is a top 25 team, and they came in here 8-3. We changed positioning a little bit to get some help in the midfield, and I thought the players did a good job with that.”
Franklin County’s next match is Monday at Scott County.