NEW MARKET — Southmont girls’ soccer turned in a winning performance, but came up just short Thursday night, falling to Danville 1-1 (2-0 in a shootout).
Lillie Odum assisted on a Marissa Craig goal to give the Mounties (1-3, 0-3 SAC) an early lead, before Rory Teel scored for the Warriors (4-3, 1-0 SAC) to tie the game in the final minute before halftime. Both teams were scoreless in the second half and overtime periods, setting up goals by Lucy Kult and Ellie McAdams in the shootout to lift Danville to the win.
“We did an amazing job tonight, I’m so proud of our team,” Southmont coach Phil Keller said. “This is the best game that I’ve seen our team play since I’ve been the coach here. They showed nothing but perseverance and hard work throughout the game. We wanted to win.”
The Mounties also celebrated their four seniors — Emalie Ayers, Addison Charles, Darzy Chieppo, and Marissa Craig — a class that has been a part of three sectional title teams, and looking to leave their mark in their final campaign in a Mountie uniform.
“These four girls are all amazing girls,” Keller said. “I have no doubt in my mind that they will all be successful in whatever they choose to do throughout their lives. I’m so proud of all of them, the way they have worked through last season having a new coach and this season leading the girls in a positive direction and showing them what it means to be a Southmont girls’ soccer player.”
Southmont travels to Frankfort on Tuesday.