The smiles were wide, but each set of eyes seemed blank.
"We're all a little stunned, I think," Lexington Christian Coach Steve Fugmann said.
There will be stunned faces all around the state as people find out the No. 14 Eagles upset top-ranked Lexington Catholic 1-0 in a shoot-out on the Knights' home field in the 14th Region championship.
This win came less than a week after the Eagles and their nine seniors were able to upend No. 3 West Jessamine on the same field.
Thinking of that made Fugmann reconsider.
"Maybe it's just exhaustion," he said to explain the post-game faces. "To play the teams we've played in the past two weeks and to come out of that, I'm emotionally exhausted."
The win gave the Eagles their first-ever region title in girls' soccer.
LCA goalkeeper Myranda Powers started off the penalty kicks with a block of the shot by Catholic's Erin Prater, who went low and to the right.
"I was so pumped, but I had to keep my cool and stay focused," Powers said. "I just had to keep focusing."
It snowballed from there with the next two Knights strikers kicking wide.
The Eagles had made kicks from Maddie Boone and Alison Braun, then Hannah Treadway walked to the spot to take the deciding kick.
That spot was only a few yards away from where she was knocked out of the district tournament with a head injury.
The LCA junior got 11 stitches in her forehead and was only cleared to play after her head gear arrived in the mail this afternoon.
Now she was taking the biggest shot of her life.
"It was a little scary," she confessed.
Treadway said getting through all of the adversity and injuries this season made the win that much more special for Lexington Christian, which moves on to the state sub-sectionals, where it will travel to either Boyle County or Somerset on Monday.
"We've had people get hurt in just about every game, but we've come back from it," Treadway said. "We've worked through it and kept playing."
Fugmann said something similar.
"I feel so blessed to be a part of their group and to see such great kids work as hard as they can and get this as a reward, there's not a better feeling," he said.
For Catholic Coach Terry Quigley, there was as much pride for his team as Fugmann had for the Eagles.
"Shootouts take the heart out of you," Quigley said. "I'm really proud of the girls. To come into this season with only three starters returning and to do what we did, all the kids stepped up.
"I hope someday they'll be able to see how wonderful this season was."
Lexington Christian 1, Lexington Catholic 0 (SO)
Goalkeepers—LCA: Myranda Powers; LCA: Kate Fitzgerald.
Records—Lexington Christian 17-4-1, Lexington Catholic 19-4-1.