By John Lachmann
Breeann Bailey reached another individual milestone on Thursday, and won the game for her team in the process.
The senior forward scored all four goals, including the game winner with nine minutes left to lead Ludlow to a 4-3 win over Owen County on Thursday.
Bailey eluded three defenders to break the tie with time running out. Her final goal gave her 40 for the season and 105 for her career, both school records.
According to KHSAA records, no area player has ever scored more career goals. Her season total ranks third in Northern Kentucky according to the site.
Only Walton-Verona’s Lauren Bennett and Boone County’s Tina Lindon have scored more goals in a season from this area. Bennett netted 49 in 2010 and Lindon recorded 41 goals in 1988.
Freshman stopper Tori Williams earned the lone assist for the Panthers.
HALFTIME: 2-2. GOALS: L—Bailey 4. OC—Byers 3. RECORDS: Ludlow 9-6-1, Owen County 5-11.
VILLA MADONNA 3, COOPER 2 – Sophomore striker Alexa Meier netted the game-winning goal midway through the second half for the Blue Lightning.
Meier took a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Abby Hengge from 25 yards out and deposited it in the net.
Junior striker Paulette Moser netted the first two Villa Madonna goals, including the tying tally seven minutes after halftime.
Blue Lightning senior fifth-year starting goalkeeper Alex Hengge made 13 saves to earn the win in her final home start.
HALFTIME: Cooper, 2-1. GOALS: VM—Moser 2, Meier. C—Bleska, Horn. RECORDS: Villa Madonna 10-7-3, Cooper 4-12.