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Story by Randy Heite
The Oldham County Lady Colonels had plenty of big wins heading into Thursday night's regionl final against South Oldham, including three wins in the teams' last three meetings, but none would be more important than their final meeting as the Lady Colonels knocked out South 1-1 (4-1) in an overtime thriller.
“Our strengths tonight were pose and stamina, because South brought it," Oldham coach Dan Schulz said. "They brought a great game out here tonight, and they deserve a lot of credit.”
That said, South Oldham struck first as Erin Koch’s header found its way past the goal keeper. Just three minutes later though, Oldham County found an answer of its own from Shelby Cohen. The score would stay tied through the rest of the game until penalty kicks.
Both teams looked poised early in the shootout as each converted their opening chances, but that one goal is all South Oldham would get, missing their next three shots, two of which were blocked by 8th Region Tournament MVP Brittany Mosho. That's all the Lady Colonels needed as OC's Emily Houk ended the game with a shot into the back of the net.
Oldham County moves onto the state tournament, where they will take on the 7th region champions at 7:00 p.m. The location will be decided after tonight's 7th Region finale.