PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: E'town edges Bardstown; North beats Nelson (09/20)

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The visiting Elizabethtown Panthers scored twice in each half to defeat the Bardstown Tigers, 4-3 on Thursday night.

Senior midfielder Connor Kauffield got the Panthers on the board off a feed from junior forward Cody Bridges in the 21st minute. Sophomore forward Cole Denton helped Elizabethtown (6-8-1) go into the half up 2-1 after a taking a feed from Nick Coffman and finding the back of the net in the 39th minute.

Bridges scored in the 44th minute after being set up by senior defender Nick Lawrence. Coffman scored the team’s final goal off an assist from junior defender Faizan Bhatti in the 59th minute. Sophomore keeper Kaileb Bennett made six saves.

“I was very excited about the effort,” said Elizabethtown coach Jon Parsons. “We played well the whole game and matched their intensity. We’re improving every game.”

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts Marion County at 7 p.m. Saturday.

north hardin4, nelson county 1. Senior midfielder Kevin Gray, junior forward Geoff Nelson, sophomore forward Tino Morales and freshman forward Simeon Packer each scored as the host Trojans (7-9) rolled past the Cardinals.

Freshman midfielder Micah Linscott had two assists, while senior midfielder Chris Wood had one.

Junior keeper Andrew Rendon made two saves for North Hardin, which outshot Nelson County, 15-2.

UP NEXT: North Hardin plays at John Hardin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

LARUECOUNTY2, NORTH BULLITT 1. Senior forward Curtis Milby and senior defender Catfish Hurt each scored as the visiting Hawks (4-6-1) snapped a two-match losing streak.

Junior keeper Holden Blair made 17 saves.

UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts Burgin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

north oldham 6, meade county 1. The visiting Green Wave scored on an own goal with 10 seconds left for their only tally of the night.

Senior keeper Corey Ford had 12 saves and Meade County coach Matt Pollock said Ford kept the game respectable. Pollock also said the Green Wave (4-6-1) were just overmatched by the Mustangs (10-3).

“They had really good speed and great movement off ball, and we had a hard time containing them,” Pollock said. “But we played hard and had a lot of fight in us.”

UP NEXT: Meade County plays Owensboro at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Meythaler Classic.


Christian academy of louisville 2, CENTRAL HARDIN 1. The Lady Bruins dropped their second match of the Bulldog Cup at Louisville Male.

Sophomore midfielder Hadley Handel tied the game at 1 when she took a pass from senior midfielder Mia Wiersema with 30 minutes left. The Lady Centurions scored the go-ahead goal with 20 minutes play.

Junior keeper Mikayla Durrance made four saves for Central Hardin (6-3)

“We played fairly well. There were just a couple of minor breakdowns,” said Central Hardin coach Hal Bender. “It was a good match.”

UP NEXT: Central Hardin plays Louisville Ballard in the Bulldog Cup at 2 p.m. Saturday at Louisville Male.

GRAYSONCOUNTY 10, FORT KNOX 0. The homestanding Lady Eagles (2-12) were mercy-ruled for the fourth time in five games.

No statistics were available.

UP NEXT: Fort Knox hosts LaRue County at 5:30 p.m. Monday.