The Huntland High School Lady Hornets played the Community High School Viqueens to a 2-2 draw at home Monday for their first draw of the season.
The Lady Hornets took the lead early in the second half, but the Viqueens tied the game in the last five minutes to force the tie.
Huntland head soccer coach Scott Worthington said his players seemed hesitant for the first 20 minutes of the contest, but they did a good job of maintaining composure and fighting back.
“In the last 60 minutes of the game, I thought we did much better. We took it to them and we played with them,” Worthington said. “I can’t be too disappointed.”
The Viqueens scored the first goal of the day 11 minutes into the contest to take an early lead.
The Lady Hornets had a few scoring opportunities early in the first half, but they were not able to convert them into goals.
They finally broke through with eight minutes remaining in the first half when Riley Hazard received the ball on a corner kick and tapped it into the net to tie the game at 1-1.
The Lady Hornets and Viqueens were tied 1-1 at halftime.
The Lady Hornets took the lead with 29 minutes remaining in the contest on a shot from Camille Bland which was lofted over the head of Community’s goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
Worthington said he was proud of the way his players were able to fight back from the early deficit.
“I was glad we were just down 1-0.” Worthington said. “That’s what I told them at halftime. We responded in the second half very nicely.”
The Lady Hornets did what they could to hold onto the lead, but the Viqueens converted a free-kick opportunity into a game-tying goal with less than five minutes remaining.
Neither team would be able to score from there as the district contest ended in a draw.
With the draw, the Lady Hornets moved to 4-1-1 on the season and 3-1-1 in district play.
They will next play Tuesday at home against St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.