Hopkinsville and Christian County faced off in the nightcap Monday and it was drama filled throughout, as 40 minutes didn’t come close to deciding the outcome of the second 8th District semifinal match.

Two five-minute extra periods and two shootouts later, Christian County girls soccer knocked off Hopkinsville, advancing to their first 8th District title game since 2012.

The Lady Colonels put an end to Hoptown’s run of six consecutive 8th District semifinal wins in the process.

Christian County girls' coach Shannon Carter grabbed the biggest win of her Lady Colonel career and echoed just how much it means for the program.

“Oh I could cry,” Carter said. “Words cannot describe. I mean these girls have put in the work for the past two years with me as the head coach and it’s just finally paid off. These seniors have been through it with different coaches and I had to get them to buy into the way I run things. Just to see it pay off for them is amazing.”

Hopkinsville finished the season (8-9, 2-2).

Christian County (10-7-2, 2-2) punched its ticket to the 2nd Region tournament, but up first for the Lady Colonels is a date with University Heights Academy (10-6, 4-0) at 6 p.m. Thursday in the 8th District championship.

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