HALL OF FAME
High School Roundup: Tigers fall 3-0 in State Cup SFs
November 15, 2012Bardstown High School
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Tigers fall 3-0 in State Cup SFs
TNHS frosh leads state in goal-scoring
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm (Updated: September 18, 4:56 pm)
Bardstown made it to a second straight girls’ All A State Cup soccer semifinal over the weekend in Frankfort, picking up a 10-0 win over Hazard in Saturday’s opening round before falling to No. 8 St. Henry in Sunday’s semifinals.
Saturday saw the Tigers (7-2-1) make it a two-fer special, as four different Bardstown players netted two goals apiece. Kaitlyn Nalley, Karis Rogers, Christine Seaman and Kindsay Riney all enjoyed a double-dip, with Jacey Welther and Allie Tucker also joining in during a game that was stopped in the 55th minute. Anna Jones had three assists, and the Tigers dominated play with a 24-0 advantage in shots on goal.
Bardstown found things much different on Sunday against St. Henry (8-3-2) — which fell to Lexington Christian 2-1 in a shootout in Sunday night’s championship match.
The Tigers battled the Crusaders to a scoreless tie in the first half, but with St. Henry maintaining a possession advantage and substituting liberally, Bardstown had to do a lot of chasing.
“Technically they’re a very good side,” Bardstown coach Martin Bodkin said. “They’re a team we can learn from.”
The Crusaders got on top in the 50th minute when Jordan Miller headed in a crossing pass. The Tigers hung around down 1-0 for the next 13 minutes, but the Crusaders put things out of reach when Libby Leedom and Mikayla Crum got loose on a pair of runs within two minutes of each other, setting the final margin at 3-0 in the 65th minute.
St. Henry “got some decent balls in good areas and finished,” Bodkin said.
The Tiger coach feels like the test provided by the Crusaders has gotten his team ready for a showdown week in 19th District play. Bardstown visited Nelson County Tuesday after press time in the teams’ first meeting since last year’s district championship, won by the Tigers in a penalty kick shootout. Thursday, Bardstown hosts a 7-4-2 Bethlehem squad that has won three of its last four since a 4-0 loss to Nelson County. (The Banshees’ scheduled visit to Elizabethtown Monday was postponed until Tuesday.)
“I feel good knowing we can play with the best in the state,” Bodkin said. “They’re getting ready to peak. We’ve got some big weeks ahead of us.”