Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon senior Aleah Wood, right,  (29) chases down a West Holmes player during the first half of Tuesday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference match. The Knights won, 3-2.


MOUNT VERNON — One final, furious rally fell short.

Trailing 3-1 with two minutes to play, the Mount Vernon girls soccer team charged the West Holmes net with eight players, hoping for a miracle.

Kimberly Trapp got the team halfway there, scoring a goal with 28 seconds left. However, despite another attack at the net, the Yellow Jackets couldn’t get off another decent shot, and the Knights pulled out a 3-2 Ohio Cardinal Conference victory Tuesday at Energy Field.

“This is the third straight game in which we’ve played evenly with our opponent,” Mount Vernon coach Bill Lonsinger said. “I feel we’re getting there.”

Trapp scored both goals for the Jackets. Both came in the second half. With her team trailing 2-0, Trapp scored off a rebound in the 46th minute. Although she took three more shots later in the half, Trapp would not score again until the final minute.


Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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