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.
“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.