Last season, Tates Creek's girls made a late-season run to reach the Elite Eight of the State Soccer Tournament.
Thursday, the Lady Commodores played as if they're primed for another surge.
Katie Workman tapped in a rebound for the only score as Creek edged visiting West Jessamine 1-0 on what was Senior Night for the home team and the regular-season finale for both teams.
"That's about as complete of a match that we've had all year, offensively and defensively," said Coach Bo Lankster, who added special praise for his seniors. "Although we only put one away, we were all over the goal tonight. And people were being creative, ... we were combining with each other.
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"It was a lot of fun to watch. Hopefully, it will give us some confidence going into district play."
The 10th-ranked Lady Commodores (12-6-3) are unbeaten in their last six matches (4-0-2).
Next up for Tates Creek is the 26th District tourney at Henry Clay on Tuesday, when it will meet Scott County.
No. 16 West Jessamine (13-6-2) had a two-match winning streak snapped. Both wins came against top-15 teams — No. 3 Assumption and No. 13 Lexington Catholic.
West Jessamine will open 27th District play Tuesday at Lafayette, facing Lafayette or Lexington Christian.
Coach Kevin Wright's team should be ready. The Colts have faced many of the state's top 15 and, Thursday, he gave his bench players significant playing time.
West nearly broke the ice 10 minutes into the second half. But Arly Lankster, daughter of the coach, made a diving save with a one-handed punch to push Toria Howard's shot just wide of the net.
"Toria, I play (club soccer) with her. She's awesome," Arly Lankster said. "She had a great shot, but I just gave it all — what my coach has been trying to get me to do the whole season — and it worked out."
About 10 minutes later is when Workman did score.
Destinie Graves, who leads Creek with 16 goals, did most of the work by putting a shot off the crossbar. The deflection came down to Workman, who needed to merely nudge the ball into an open net.
West goalkeeper Rebekah Hulsing came up with 12 saves, several spectacular, as Creek outshot the Colts 25-8.
Arly Lankster notched her sixth shutout of the year.
Tates Creek 1, West Jessamine 0
Goal — TC: Katie Workman. Goalkeepers — WJ: Rebekah Hulsing; TC: Arly Lankster. Records — West Jessamine 13-6-2; Tates Creek 12-6-3.