Friday, September 09, 2016 - Updated: 4:31 PM
Despite a strong defensive effort, Lyon County (0-8-1) failed to fend off Dawson Springs Thursday night as part of a double header at the Lee S. Jones Park.
The Lady Panthers picked up their first win of the season after making most of an early lead. Senior Kaitlyn Huddleston scored six minutes into the contest after getting a one-on-one lookat Lyon County's goal. It wouldn't be Huddleston's last as Dawson Springs continued to win the ball at midfield and pressure the attack. The Lady Panthers had four shots on goal in the first five minutes to Lyon County's one in the first eight minuts.
Sophomores Sabrina Gates and Mia Myers continued to defend drives from the left-side attackers, holding off the Lady Panthers throughout the rest of the first half.
Lyon came out on the attack in the second half as Caroline Hawkins had two shots at the Dawson Springs goal in the first two minutes of the half. But it wasn't until 11 minutes in that Hawkins got a clear shot to tie the game 1-1.
Six minutes later, Huddleston struck again, putting Dawson Springs up 2-1.
The game turned into a flurry of scores in the final few minutes. An unexpected cloud moved over the park, bringing sudden heavy rain showers. Lady Panther Kristian Ford notched a goal with three minutes remaining as the rain started to fall, followed a minute later by Heather Genseal scoring Dawson Springs' fourth goal off a slow rolling kick.
Hawkins scored again seconds before the final buzzer as players began to thin out during the storm, Lyon County falling 4-2.
The loss marks the seventh straight for the Lady Lyons since tying Union County 2-2 on Aug. 18. For the season, Lyon has not scored more than twice in a single game.