The Huntland High School Hornets lost to the Cascade High School Lady Champions 3-0 at Forrest High School Thursday in the finals of their district tournament.
The Lady Hornets were not able to get their offense going for most of the night while the Lady Champions took the lead late in the first half and pulled away late.
Huntland head soccer coach Scott Worthington said that his team got off to a decent start, but seemed to slowly lose momentum.
“I don’t know if it was nerves or playing three games in four days,” Worthington said. “I’m proud of them, regardless. One game is not going to define their season.”
The Lady Hornets were able to push the ball toward the goal multiple times early in the game, but they not convert those scoring opportunities into points.
The Lady Champions got their first goal of the day with 11 minutes remaining in the first half off of a corner kick.
The Lady Hornets trailed 1-0 at halftime.
The Lady Hornets had limited opportunities at scoring in the second half as Cascade mostly kept the ball on the Huntland side of the field. It was just the fourth time this season that the Lady Hornets were shut out with three of those games coming against Cascade.
The Lady Champions added two goals in the final four minutes to stretch the deficit late as the Lady Hornets lost by three.
With the loss, the Lady Hornets moved to 9-5-2 on the season.
Following the conclusion of the tournament, Natalie Stovall, Megan Tipps and Ryley Brannon were named to the district all-tournament team.
Katherine Clark and Camille Bland were both named to the all-district team for the season. Kylea Michael received a selection to the district all-defense team.
The Lady Hornets will next play Tuesday at Signal Mountain High School in a semifinal game for their regional tournament. A time for the game had not been announced at the time of writing.