Lexington Catholic on Wednesday night did something no Lexington girls’ soccer team has done since 2012: defeat West Jessamine.
The Knights (3-1) eclipsed the Colts, 3-2, thanks to two second-half goals by senior star Kennedy Tranter. She scored inside the box off a strong cross by Alexis Burdine in the 56th minute, untying a 1-1 halftime score. Tranter, who’s committed to the University off Kentucky, scored off another Burdine pass four minutes later to give LexCath a 3-1 lead.
West Jessamine (3-2) answered an early goal by Catholic sophomore Maggie Corbett (assisted by Dominique Morris) to tie things before the break. Grace Galus, a sophomore, scored with about four minutes left to play in the opening half. Senior Delaney Long pulled the Colts within a goal with 68 minutes left but they didn’t get a good look the rest of the way.
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LexCath lost twice to West Jessamine last season, including a 4-0 defeat in the state championship game.
“We for sure had something to prove,” said Tranter. “ … We came out here, gave everything we had and got it done.”