Such is typically the case when it takes penalty kicks to decide a match, which it did Thursday when the Lady Tigers defeated Lakeview Fort-Oglethorpe 1-0 in the Region 5-AAA game at Adairsville High by outscoring the Warriors in PK’s 5-3.
“The defense played very well. The offense played very well, too. It’s just we couldn’t find the back of the net,” Hall said. “We got quality shots. They would just hit the crossbar, the post or the keeper would get a finger on it.”
Emily Sexauer, Haley Pittman, Katie Lawhorn, Cherish Lowery and Sydney Sumners all converted on their penalty kicks to capitalize on a missed PK by LFO’s second shooter.
Adairsville received another strong performance by keeper Amber Litteral, who recorded her eighth shutout this season.
“Litteral is phenomenal,” Hall said. “We’ve only given up four goals all year, two in region play. Our defense and Amber are really, really great.”
Sexauer and Victoria Davis also were important to the victory, according to Hall.
“LFO’s best player is a very good midfielder. They kept her hemmed in and didn’t let her get any space,” Hall said of the pair.
Adairsville now improves to 10-1, 8-1 in region play, and will travel to North Murray Tuesday for the team’s next game.