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What a difference two months can make. Just ask the Meade County Green Wave.
After falling to Grayson County in the first game of the season, homestanding Meade County avenged the loss Wednesday as it routed the top-seeded Cougars, 8-0 in the Boys’ 11th District Soccer Tournament championship.
“It was like everything came together at the right time,” Meade County coach Matt Pollock said. “We got everybody back healthy this week and the guys are buying into the attacking principals we’ve been trying to put in. We’ll stay with that and see how far it takes us.”
It carried the second-seeded Green Wave (6-11-3) to their second straight district title.
Senior forward Austin Schroeder had two goals and an assist, while senior forward Cris DeJeus scored twice. Senior defender Daniel Orr, senior forward Joe Psyck, junior forward Alec Melchior and junior midfielder Christian Cox also scored for Meade County, which led 5-0 at the half.
Freshman forward Kyle Young added two assists, while sophomore forward Gabe Riggs and sophomore midfielder Logan Ennis each had one. Senior keeper Corey Ford stopped on shot on goal by the Cougars (6-11-3), who have gone 0-6-2 in their last eight games.
DeJesus, Schroeder and sophomore defender Jacob Bewley were named to the All-Tournament team.
Meade County advances to the 3rd Region Tournament next week at Muhlenberg County. The tournament draw is Saturday morning at Ohio County.
GIRLS: LARUE COUNTY 1, TAYLOR COUNTY 0. Freshman attacker Gillian Nunn buried a shot with 25 minutes to go and the top-seeded Lady Hawks (14-2-2) held off fourth-seeded Taylor County (5-12) in the 18th District Tournament semifinals at Marion County.
Junior keeper Sierra Mullins made two saves to record her eighth shutout of the season.
“I’m a proud coach right now,” LaRue County coach Laura Kudrna said. “I have never seen my girls so pumped up about a game.”
LaRue County advances to face third-seeded Marion County (6-10-3) in the final at 6 tonight. The Lady Knights moved on with a 2-1 win over the Lady Raiders.
NORTH HARDIN 3, FORT KNOX 0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-12). The homestanding Lady Trojans (12-13, 3-5 17th District) swept the Lady Eagles for the second time this season, winning their third straight.
Senior middle hitter Dalani Rainwater and junior outside hitter Cassie Ferguson each had eight kills, while junior setter Amanda Patterson added 17 assists and six aces.
No statistics were available for Fort Knox (2-18, 0-8).
UP NEXT: North Hardin plays Bullitt East at 8 a.m., Greenwood at 9:30 a.m. and Louisville Moore at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the John Hardin Volleybrawl. Fort Knox plays in the 17th District Tournament.