A shot and a save at one end led to a shot and a goal at the other Thursday night.
And that gave Lexington Catholic's boys clear sailing in a 4-0 soccer victory over visiting East Jessamine.
Catholic (1-2) led 2-0 when East Jessamine was awarded a penalty kick with 27:49 left in the game.
Knights goalkeeper Jacob Roberts made a diving save of Austin Sawyer's attempt, though.
On the counter, Catholic's Jate Bernard scored with 27:27 left to make it 3-0.
"I shouldn't have had (a PK) in the first place," Roberts said. "I went out for that free kick. I should have held it. I don't know why, it just hit off my hands. And then I went out for the ball and kind of lost it, grabbed whatever was nearest me. Unluckily, I got a foul called on me.
"I've been practicing PKs a lot lately. I just know where they're going. You can read where he's going in his foot. I'm just lucky on that save."
The best look in a scoreless first half belonged to Catholic.
East Jessamine (2-3) saw keeper Sam Griffith make an errant clearing attempt, the ball going directly to Catholic's Thomas Hayes. One-on-one, Griffith came out to block Hayes' shot, and a rebound try sailed wide with about 8½ minutes to play.
Catholic finally broke through in the second half, after making some adjustments.
"We changed our formation a little bit and it really helped when we just tried to go all-out attack," Coach Jonathan Kincheloe said. "It helped. Our players stepped up their game and started playing to their abilities, which really made a difference.
"It was a slow start. You leave a team in the game long enough and they can hurt you. But we were fortunate enough to get an early goal and that changed the game.
The goal came just 1:03 after the intermission.
Trent Marshall ripped a shot off the near post, with the carom glancing off two Jaguar defenders and into the goal.
"I went in between two guys on the outside and I was trying to get a cross in there," Marshall said. "Got kind of lucky there — hit off a guy off the post, off a guy again and into the goal."
About 10 minutes later, the Knights' Danh Tran took the ball on the right wing, dribbled to near the goal line, then centered a pass to Chase Tranter. The latter had an easy tap-in from perhaps 5 yards out.
Bernard's goal made it 3-0, and Thomas Ruggles added some icing with 2:36 left.
"The first goal, we just went to sleep on the restart and they capitalized on it," East Jessamine Coach Brandon Cummons said. "That was just unfortunate. The boys played hard, and to have something like that happen, it deflates you a little bit.
"The PK obviously would have changed the game tremendously. It would have taken it from two-nil to two-one. Instead, it's a one-goal swing off the PK. We get countered on, we don't track back and we don't track our man, and they get an easy little tap-in. That just kind of iced the game."
Lexington Catholic 4, East Jessamine 0
Goals — LC: own goal, Chase Tranter, Jate Bernard, Thomas Ruggles. Goalkeepers — EJ: Sam Griffith; LC: Jacob Roberts. Records — East Jessamine 2-3; Lexington Catholic 1-2.