Bulldogs pay the penalty

Floyd Central scored twice from the spot to come from behind to beat New Albany 2-1 in the Class 2A girls’ sectional at Jeffersonville this evening.

Kamaren Cole scored after 12 minutes to put the Bulldogs ahead but the Highlanders equalized 11 minutes into the second half when Taylor Patty confidently stuck away a penalty given for pushing in the box.

The teams remained deadlocked and seemed destined for a penalty shootout in an evenly contested encounter until Floyd Central was awarded another controversial spot kick with just 1:51 to go in overtime.

Loryn Queen was adjudged to have been fouled on her way goalward and Patty made no mistake from 12 yards, firing past keeper Taylor Briscoe to send the Highlanders into Thursday’s semifinal, where they will play Corydon (7.30). The first semifinal of the evening will see Jeffersonville take on Jasper (5.30 p.m.).

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