The Huntland High School Lady Hornets beat the Culleoka Lady Warriors 6-3 at home Monday for their sixth win of the season.
The Lady Hornets took the lead late in the first half and never looked back as they won the high-scoring matchup to remain unbeaten in district play.
Huntland head soccer coach Amanda Tipps said her team played hard but got a little complacent as the game went on.
“We just got satisfied with the lead and sat back a little bit and waited,” Tipps said. “But, overall, I was pleased with the way that we played.”
The Lady Hornets were the first team on the board as Logan McLennan scored about 10 minutes into the contest after receiving the ball on a corner kick.
The Lady Warriors would answer back about seven minutes later with a goal to tie the score at 1-1.
The tie would hold until the 34-minute mark of the first half when Hazel Reed poked the ball into the net. The goal came after a shot from McLennan bounced off the chest of the opposing goalkeeper with Hazel Reed cleaning up the loose ball.
The Lady Hornets weren’t done scoring in the half as they quickly struck for another goal with Jennifer Perez contributing her first score of the season.
The Lady Hornets led 3-1 at halftime.
The momentum continued to swing in favor of the Lady Hornets as they were awarded a penalty kick less than two minutes into the second half. Kathryn Reed converted on the attempt for her fifth goal of the season.
The Lady Warriors didn’t give up on the game as they came back to score a few minutes later to make it a 4-2 game.
Hazel Reed would bring the lead back up to three with about seven minutes remaining as she fired a shot into the net for her second goal of the day and her ninth of the year.
The Lady Warriors scored one more time with about three minutes remaining, but McLennan answered back by scoring off of an assist from Summer Johnson moments later for her fourth goal of the campaign and second of the game.
The clock would run out shortly after as the Lady Hornets finished off the win by three.
With the win, the Lady Hornets improved to 6-0-1 on the season and 4-0 in district play.
While the Lady Hornets have now beaten each of their district opponents once, Tipps warned against complacency setting in for her squad as they prepare for their second round of district games.
“I hope that we don’t get satisfied and think that, because we beat everybody, that it’s just going to be an easy ride through. You’ve got to keep playing every game like you’ve never played them,” she said.
They will next play Thursday at Richland High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.