Alyssa Davis scored a goal with 16 minutes remaining to help the Mingo Central Lady Miners to 1-1 tie with home standing Lincoln County on Tuesday.
The Lady Miners (3-4-1) came into the match with a 0-10 record against Class AAA Lincoln County in previous encounters. Goalkeeper Autumn White had 8 saves in the contest.
“We haven’t been playing our best soccer over the last couple of games,” said Mingo Central head coach Jeremy Davis. “I stressed to the ladies that it was time to press the reset button. A soccer season is a marathon, and we just finished the first segment. Rough patches will come and go, but it is up to us to come out of any adversity that we face as a stronger team. Today, against a tough AAA opponent, we came out and played some very good soccer. We are still learning how to score against tough defenses. We continue to improve daily, but its still a work in progress.”
The Lady Miners had 9 shots on goal and led the time of possession battle. Unfortunately, Lincoln County took the with 18 minutes left before Davis’ heroics. Davis tweaked her knee in the first half but showed grit and ultimately had the goal that forced the tie.
“I was extremely proud of our defense today,” added Coach Davis. “They communicated well, rotations were fantastic, and with some nagging injuries and sickness, we were able to rise above and play very well.”
Mingo Central will next take to the pitch on Saturday when it hosts sectional rival, Pikeview. The match is set to begin at 2 pm.