The Huntland High School Lady Hornets lost to the Community Viqueens 2-0 at Forrest High School Thursday in the championship game of their district tournament.
The Viqueens scored once in each half and the Lady Hornets were held scoreless for just the second time this season as they finished as the district runners-up.
Huntland head soccer coach Amanda Tipps said her team put forth a good effort against a Community team that didn’t lose in district play this season.
“I thought we played hard,” Tipps said. “We gave them what we had. Tonight, it just wasn’t enough.”
The Viqueens got their first goal 17 minutes into the contest on an unlucky bounce for the Lady Hornets as a shot from a Community player bounced off of a Huntland defender and into the net.
The Lady Hornets trailed 1-0 at halftime.
The Viqueens added another goal with 24 minutes remaining in the second half to double the deficit for Huntland.
The Lady Hornets were not able to convert on their offensive opportunities throughout the contest as they lost by two.
Following the conclusion of the tournament, Ryley Brannon and Megan Tipps were named to the all-district team for the season.
Summer Johnson, Kathryn Reed and Hazel Reed were each named to the all-tournament team.
Logan McLennan was named to the all-offense team for the district, and MaKayla Tipton got the nod as a member of the all-defense team.
With the loss, the Lady Hornets moved to 8-5-4 on the season.
They will next play Tuesday at Signal Mountain High School in a semifinal game for their regional tournament. The Signal Mountain Lady Eagles have won the Class A state championship each of the past two seasons, but Tipps said her players won’t back down from the challenge.
“It’ll be a tall task, but we’ll go again and we’ll try to see what we can do,” Tipps said.
A start time for the game had not been announced at the time of writing.