Lady Lyons win 5th District title

The Lyon County High School Lady Lyons pose together in the rain after taking down the Trigg County Wildcats to win the 5th District championship 3-0.

After losing the 5th District championship to Trigg County in 2020 (2-0), the Lady Lyons had a score to settle.

Leah Schroeder scored all 3 of the team’s goals in the 3-0 win over the Lady Wildcats last Tuesday.

Trigg County didn’t come unarmed. A mix of offense and defensive changes gave the Lady Lyons a bit of a struggle in the beginning. It was nearly 26 minutes into the contest before Schroeder’s direct kick from a Trigg County foul put the first points on the board.

Just seconds before the halftime whistle, Schroeder put her second goal in the net from almost midfield giving the Lyons a 2-0 cushion.

Schroder topped the night off 3-0 around the 60-minute mark, scoring from close to 30 yards away. Sarah Sink, Trigg County goalkeeper, never saw it coming.

Both teams battled until the final whistle despite the downpour and unfavorable field conditions. Both teams will advance to the Region 2 tournament.

Lyon Outshot Trigg 23-21 with Lyon Keeper Maddie Russell adding 13 saves to her season total of 227. Russell still ranks at 15th in the state for saves averaging 11.9 saves per game. Russell also posted her 8th shutout of the season putting her in the 15th spot for shutouts on the state leaderboard as well.

Schroeder moves up to 27th place on the state leaderboard in scoring with 30 seasonal goals, averaging 1.7 goals per game.