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Lady Viking senior forward Hannah Neeper looks for a gap in the West Carter defense during Monday night’s home win.

It wasn’t a perfect game for the Rowan County Lady Vikings soccer team, but it was a win nonetheless.

Despite falling behind 2-1 against the West Carter Lady Comets, the Lady Vikes found a way to pull out a hard-fought win, 3-2.

Despite having 40 total shot attempts on the night, Rowan’s girls could only convert on three.

Rowan County Head Coach Randy Wallace said it was nice to see his team pick up a win on a night when his team was having a rough go of it on the offensive end.

“We gutted it out, and showed a lot of heart,” Wallace said. “I felt like we could have had a little more energy tonight, but we showed some guts and picked up a win we had to fight hard to get. If anything, this game tonight showed that this team has a lot of heart.”

Facing a 2-1 deficit, the Lady Vikings found its only goal of the first in the form of senior Haley DeVaney. Unexpectedly trailing in a game that the Lady Vikings were expected to win big, Wallace’s crew woke up offensively in the second half.

Worry turned into legitimate concern for the Lady Vikings as it failed to score for the opening 20 minutes of the half. Minds were set at ease shortly after when Hannah Neeper connected on a strike for the Lady Vikings to tie the game at two apiece.

Montanna Minor was able to supply the fuel to ignite the victory fire for Rowan County, when she sent through a shot around the eight-minute mark, alleviating the scare of an upset.

Assists in the game were attributed to Amy Roe and Ally Hackney.

The Lady Vikings traveled to Greenup County last night for a matchup with the Lady Musketeers after press time.

The Morehead News will have more on this game in Tuesday’s edition of sports.

Grant Stevens can be reached at gstevens@themoreheadnews.com or by telephone at 784-4116.