LaGrange loses region game to late goal from the Lions

Published 11:36 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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Tuesday was full of heartbreak for the LaGrange girls soccer team. The Grangers fell 2-1 to Trinity Christian in the final minutes of the game as their path to a potential region title just got a lot harder.

Neither team for much traction in the first half with no clear-cut easy chances for either team as the game was as bogged down as the field was. 

The Lions eventually broke the deadlock eight minutes into the second half as they were awarded a penalty kick for an apparent foul by Carlee Roland on a corner kick.

Conceding a goal lit a fire under the Grangers and they began to find some traction on offense. Their best chance of the game came in the 15th minute of the second half when a shot from Sam Cottle was tipped onto the woodwork by an outstretched hand from the Trinity Christian goalkeeper.

Cottle eventually found her breakthrough with 13:47 left in the game as she lobbed the goalkeeper from outside of the box to knot the game up at a goal apiece.

It looked like the game was destined for extra time, but the Lions had other ideas as they scored an absolutely stunning goal with just five minutes left in the game. 

LaGrange is now 2-5 on the season and 1-1 in region play. The Grangers will be back in action at Callaway Stadium on Thursday for an important region matchup with Starr’s Mill.