Crittenden County claimed its first win over the Lady Lyons since 2017 on Thursday, Sept. 8. Ella Geary scored with just 20 seconds left in sudden death overtime to boost the Lady Rockets past Lyon, 3-2.
Alice Smith struck first for the Lady Lyons in the 22nd minute. Smith took a pass from midfield straight to the net through multiple Lady Rockets defenders for the early 1-0 lead.
Crittenden County answered back with less than seven minutes to play in the half with a goal from Taylor Guess to knot the game at 1-1. Kendyl Hubbard gave the Lady Lyons back the 2-1 lead on a fast break from a pass from Anna White near midfield with just over two minutes to play in the first half. Lyon County held the lead through the halftime break.
Lyon County missed several opportunities to put points on the board in the second half. Smith came in too high on a penalty kick in the 55th minute. Crittenden County goalie Hannah Long was out of the box just a minute later, but Smith’s crossover pass fell upon Crittenden County defenders instead of Lyon County’s offense. Marley Norwood and Kayla Dunn had crucial defensive stops in the final 10 minutes of the game to keep the Lady Lyons lead intact.
Lyon County had a chance with just under two minutes to play to add insurance and secure the win, but White was called offside when she knocked in a rebound shot from Mary Beth Davis. Twenty seconds later, Guess scored for Crittenden County to send the game into sudden death overtime where Ella Geary scored the game winning goal, 3-2.
Lyon County keeper Maddie Russell recorded 13 stops for the Lady Lyons while Long saved 10 for the Lady Rockets.