In their first meeting since September 16 (a 9-0 Hopkinsville win that evening), the Lyon County Lady Lyons (9-13) already had their crowning achievement with a second straight District 5 title last week.
Anything else would have been icing on the cake, but the Lady Lyons bowed out for the season at the Region 2 opener Monday night against host Hopkinsville 7-1.
The Lady Lyons are still looking for their first win in the regional tournament since 2012 when they beat Christian County 3-0.
Hopkinsville (12-9-1) would head to the regional semifinals Wednesday to face the winner of Caldwell County and Henderson County.
Abby Smith finished her final match of 2019 with 16 keeper saves, as the Lady Tigers threw a plethora of looks at her early.
Lyon County got off just six shots, including their only goal by Rose Smith, but three of their six looks came from the foot of senior midfielder Bailey Guess, who played her last game for the Lady Lyons.
The stalwart and stifling Lady Lyon backline stayed busy in the opening 15 minutes, as Hopkinsville controlled possession time, but Crista Cummins, Kate Gray and company kept the Lady Tigers from getting many decent looks to drop:
Keeli Miles, guarded tightly by Makenzie Lewis for much of the evening, rang home the first goal of the night in the 4th for a 1-0 Hopkinsville lead, then added to it in the 17th at 2-0 Hoptown with her second goal coming from 8 feet out.
The 2-0 deficit was shortlived as Lyon County sliced it to 2-1 in the 27th on the foot of Rose Smith, her 41st goal of the season.
Abby Smith deflected huge back to back goals, swatting them away with vengeance in the 31st to keep the deficit at one goal, but Abby Moss recovered on a break away at 3-1 on a powerful bunt in the 32nd.
Gray held up Hopkinsville on another shot attempt just before the half, keeping the Lady Lyons within striking distance down a pair of goals with 40 minutes to save their season.
Moss would thread the needle in the 52nd to polish off Miles' hat trick at 4-1 via the assist, and Grasen Givens returned the favor to feed Moss on a goal a few minutes later for some added insurance for Hopkinsville at 5-1.
Moss scores again in the 62nd to blow the match open at 6-2 on a fast break from the right side with no one around, and the final goal came from Miles on her fourth goal in the 64th at 7-1 to send Hopkinsville back to the Region 2 semifinals.
Lyons exit early in Region 2 Tournament
Lyon County's solid season under first-year head coach Michael Daily would end with a quicker trip than they would have liked in the Region 2 Tournament with an 8-0 loss to eventual tournament runner-up in Henderson County.
Henderson County won the 8-0 shutout behind goals from Lucas Butler (a hat trick) and five other players including Adam Gilliam, Jacob Sauls, Trevor Book, David Gonzalez and Wes Tompkins.
The game was called with 32 minutes remaining at 8-0 in the 48th minute due to lightning delays.
After a 45 minute wait, the Lyons opted not to return to Henderson the following day for an extended road trip to finish the game.
Henderson County finished 9-1-1 against Region 2 teams this season.
Lyon County goalie Cole Schroeder finished with 24 keeper saves.
Lyon County's season ends at a record of 2-16-3.
The Lyons will graduate Jeremiah Wilkerson after the senior scored three goals this campaign.