Lady Arrows Come From Behind
To Hand Lexington First Loss
It took longer than he would have liked, but 1st-year Ashland girls soccer coach Dave Zimmerly finally got his first win with the program and did so in impressive fashion against a state-ranked rival.
The Lady Arrows scored a pair of unanswered second-half goals to beat previously undefeated Lexington 2-1 in an OCC battle at the Ashland Community Soccer Complex.
Ashland would fall behind fresh out of the gates when Abby Eifrid connected with Lacee Bethea off an indirect kick barely five minutes into the match. The Lady Arrows would own a 55-45 time of possession margin but were unable to capitalize on an array of scoring opportunities that saw a trio of shots hit the frame.
Then in the second half, Katie McQuillen delivered the equalizer with 25:28 to play and Ella Plank came up with a monster goal at the 16:42 mark that would prove to be the game-winning score. Senior keeper Paige Swanson kept Lady Lex (6-1-0) off the board for the final 75 minutes of the match to clinch Ashland's first victory of the season after an 0-2-3 start.