9-26-2019 Comstock Field
Madison vs Lexington
OCC Girls Soccer
Madison Draws With Lex, OCC Stays Open
The race for the Ohio Cardinal Conference girls soccer championship is still up for grabs after state-ranked foes Madison and Lexington played to a 2-2 draw in a pivotal league contest.
The Lady Rams had a chance to clinch at least a share of the OCC with a win and took the lead on Taylor Huff's 19th goal of the season at the 22:18 mark in the opening half. The match would remain 1-0 in favor of Madison at the break, but a perfectly placed shot from over 30 yards by Abby Eifrid would lock the game into a 1-1 tie less than eight minutes into the second half.
Lady Lex later took a 2-1 advantage when Lauren Alexander smashed a ball sent by Lacee Bethea into the back of the net with 22:27 remaining. Trinity Tucker would answer back just over five minutes later with a deep blast of her own, supplying the Lady Rams with the equalizer. Huff would provide a number of scoring chances over the remainder of the match, just missing a shot attempt off the far post in the closing minutes that could have secured Madison a piece of the conference crown.
The Lady Rams (9-0-3) were disappointed they didn't clinch the title but will use the experience as a "wake up call" heading into their matchup with state #1 Anthony Wayne. Lexington (10-3-1) also felt unsatisfied with the result and look forward to a potential rematch with Madison in state tournament play.