ROBINSON CREEK - The Prestonsburg girls’ soccer team returned to the win column on Saturday, defeating host Shelby Valley 4-1.
With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 3-2. The Lady Blackcats have netted 15 goals in five games.
Senior Caitlin Kidd and sophomore Katie Porter led Prestonsburg with two goals apiece. Jackie Porter added an assist for the Lady Blackcats.
Autumn Hall excelled defensively for Prestonsburg, limiting Shelby Valley to only one goal.
Prestonsburg broke through offensively in the second half. Both teams went scoreless in the first half.
“The girls really came alive in the second half, scoring four goals,” Prestonsburg Coach Scott Porter confided.
“All of our defensive fullbacks, led by senior Emily Rice and junior Jenna Little, played a great game and took a lot of pressure off goalie Autumn Hall. Defensive starters Kaylee Collins and Allyson DeRossett were on the sideline recovering from injuries sustained earlier in the week against Menifee County, so our younger girls really stepped up this week filling their void.”
Menifee County 5, Prestonsburg 2: Prestonsburg faced a tough road test in Frenchburg earlier in the week. Menifee County defeated the Lady Blackcats 5-2 Thursday evening.
Katie Porter paced Prestonsburg, scoring both of the visiting team’s goals.
Ally Branham and Caitlin Kidd each had an assist for the Lady Blackcats.