It all came down to a couple of mistakes for West Jessamine on Tuesday night as the Colts fell to Lexington Catholic 2-1.
West took an early 1-0 lead against the Knights as David Hogan hit a corner kick into the box and Sam Brown got a head on the ball to drive it into the net the with just over 4 minutes gone by in the game.
It looked like West would hold and perhaps even add on to its lead for the next 25 minutes, but the Colts allowed a goal with 34 seconds remaining in the half to shift momentum over to the Knights and go into halftime tied 1-1.
“It was just a bone-headed mistake to give up a goal with 34 seconds before half,” West Jessamine coach Brock Sutherland said. “We eliminate that problem, we go into half 1-0 and we still have all the momentum.”
Coming out of the break, Catholic rode its momentum to another goal within the first three minutes and took a 2-1 lead.
West had a couple opportunities to tie the game in the second half but could not convert.
“We’re beating ourselves; we’re giving up goals that we shouldn’t be giving up because of little mistakes,” Sutherland said. “We fix those little mistakes and it would be totally different.”
Sutherland said West’s mistakes are brought on by a lack of focus. He said the team has yeat to play a full 80 minutes all season.
“The last five (minutes) of the first half and first five minutes of the second half weren’t good enough, and that’s when we allowed our two mistakes and got scored on,” Sutherland said. “We can’t keep putting ourselves in the hole.”
It is the Colts’ second 2-1 loss of the week — they also lost to Western Hills 2-1 on Saturday.
West’s record sits at 9-7 overall with six regular-season games remaining.