Lexington Catholic picked up its first shutout win of the season at the most opportune time. The Knights blanked Lexington Christian 2-0 in the 43rd District opener for both teams on Thursday night.
The win also gave Lexington Catholic a winning record at 4-3-3. The Knights had one other shutout coming into Thursday, a nil-nil finish at Madison Central on Aug. 23.
That game and a 1-1 draw against Trinity showed that LexCath can play with the best of the best; generating consistency is the task Coach Jonathan Kincheloe has been faced with most often this year.
“It is easy to get down,” Kincheloe said. “ ... We’ve competed with some of the top teams in the state this year already and then we’ve dropped our level when we’ve played some lower competition.
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“LCA’s very organized and that sometimes is an issue for us, competing against an organized team.
Junior Tyler Kenney and Brian Banahan, a sophomore, both scored second-half goals for the Knights. Senior Jacob Roberts picked up the win in goal for LexCath.
Lexington Christian (3-3-1) played its first game in a week, its last match a 3-1 victory over Frankfort in the 11th Region All “A” Classic finals. It’ll host Danville in a sectional for the statewide All “A” Classic on Sept. 20.
LexCath hosts Lafayette (8-4-1) on Tuesday. The Generals defeated Henry Clay, 2-1, on Thursday.
LCA hosts Paul Laurence Dunbar on Tuesday. Dunbar improved to 5-3-2 Thursday with a 2-0 win over Bishop Brossart.