PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Bethlehem tops North Hardin (08/23)

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In the eyes of North Hardin coach Jim Stone, the Trojans outplayed the host Bardstown Bethlehem Eagles in every facet Thursday night.

North Hardin outshot Bethlehem, 22-8 and possessed the ball better, Stone said. The end result, however, wasn’t a win.

The Eagles scored with less than 5 minutes left and held on to beat North Hardin, 3-2.

The Trojans (1-2) rallied to tie it with goals from senior midfielder Chris Wood and junior defender Isaiah Linscott off assists by sophomore forward Tino Morales. They thought they had taken the lead late in the second half, but had two goals erased by offside penalties.

Trojans sophomore keeper Josh Sheroan made three saves.

UP NEXT: North Hardin hosts Christian Academy of Louisville at 12:30 p.m. and plays at Fort Knox at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


BOYS: NELSON COUNTY 2, ELIZABETHTOWN 0. The homestanding Cardinals doubled their lead with 10 minutes left in the game, handing the Panthers (0-2) their second straight loss.

Sophomore keeper Kaileb Bennett made six saves for Elizabethtown.

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts Louisville Butler at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.


BOYS: LOUISVILLE BALLARD 5, MEADE COUNTY 1. The visiting Green Wave (0-2) couldn’t overcome a second-half outburst by Ballard, which scored four times to pull away.

Senior forward Austin Schroeder scored for Meade County, which was outshot, 30-8.

Senior keeper Joe Pysck made 11 saves.

UP NEXT: Meade County hosts Owensboro Apollo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


BOYS: BARREN COUNTY 5, LARUE COUNTY 2.Curtis Milby had one goal and one assist and Quintin Majors had one goal as the Hawks (0-2) lost on the road to the Trojans (2-1).

Goalkeeper Holden Blair had 18 saves for LaRue County. Hawks backup keeper Hunter Thomas made four saves.

UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts Thomas Nelson at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.


BOYS: LOUISVILLE FERN CREEK 8, FORT KNOX 0. The homestanding Eagles (0-2) lost their second straight.

No statistics were available.

UP NEXT: Fort Knox hosts North Hardin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


GIRLS: LOUISVILLE MERCY 6, ELIZABETHTOWN 3. The Jaguars turned a 2-2 game into a lopsided win, cruising past the Lady Panthers (0-2) in the Bluegrass Cup at Oldham County.

Sophomore midfielder Rebecca Black had a goal and assist for Elizabethtown, while junior forward Dani Wilson and sophomore midfielder Brooke Hawkins also scored.

Senior keeper Haley Jones made five saves in the first half, while sophomore reserve Carley Pyles had two in the second half.

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown plays Louisville Male at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bluegrass Cup at Oldham County.


GIRLS: FERN CREEK 7, FORT KNOX 2. Senior midfielder Christina Rice scored twice for the homestanding Lady Eagles, but it wasn’t enough as they lost their third straight.

Fern Creek led 3-1 at the half.

UP NEXT: Fort Knox plays at Marion County at noon Saturday.