The Huntland High School Lady Hornets played the Marshall County Tigerettes to a 2-2 draw on the road Monday for their third tie of the season.
The Lady Hornets jumped out to an early lead with a pair of penalty kicks, but the Tigerettes scored twice in the second half to force a draw.
Huntland head soccer coach Amanda Tipps said her team displayed more effort than in recent games. However, she added that her team still needs to find ways to score.
“I don’t know if it’s just inexperience. I don’t know just yet what the deal is,” Tipps said. “The kids are working. It’s not that they’re not trying. We’re getting there. It’s a process.”
The Lady Hornets were awarded a penalty kick 12 minutes into the contest when Logan McLennan was tripped up in the goal box. Kathryn Reed fired the ensuing shot into the net to give the Lady Hornets a 1-0 edge.
The Lady Hornets were awarded a second penalty kick just five minutes later, and Reed hit the shot again to put the Lady Hornets in front by a 2-0 margin. Reed has three goals for Huntland so far this season.
The Lady Hornets led 2-0 at halftime.
Huntland would maintain the shutout for the first 20 minutes of the second half, but the Tigerettes broke through with 20:14 remaining to make it a 2-1 game.
The Tigerettes capitalized on their newfound momentum to score a tying goal with 15 minutes remaining in the contest.
The Lady Hornets made several attempts to break the tie in the closing minutes of the contest, but they were unable to find a winning score as the game ended in a draw.
With the tie, the Lady Hornets moved to 2-2-3 on the season.
They will next play Tuesday at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.