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Penalty Kick Excellence Keeps Lexington Sporting Club Undefeated in USL Jägermeister Cup

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May 11, 2024 – United Soccer League One (USL1)
Lexington Sporting Club News Release

Lexington Sporting Club's Alexis Cerritos in action
Lexington Sporting Club’s Alexis Cerritos in action
(Lexington Sporting Club)

Attached above are postgame quotes from head coach Darren Powell, captain Jorge Corrales and Amal Knight. All quotes are for immediate release and come after the club’s recent match against CV Fuego FC in accordance with league guidelines.

Pictured Above: Lexington SC forward Alexis Cerritos (11) takes a penalty kick during the Lexington SC vs. CV Fuego FC soccer match on Saturday, May 11, at Toyota Stadium in Georgetown, Kentucky. Lexington won 2-2 (4-1) on penalty kicks. Photo by Jacob Bramley | Lexington Sporting Club

Penalty kick excellence keeps Lexington Sporting Club undefeated in USL Jägermeister Cup

Lexington Sporting Club defeated CV Fuego FC 2-2 (4-1) on penalties to remain undefeated in the USL Jägermeister Cup on Saturday.

“When that final whistle went we were a little disappointed in ourselves, I think tonight we had over 500 passes and some really great opportunities,” head coach Darren Powell said. “When that whistle blew we just pulled the guys in and told them what they were doing (to) get that extra point. Really proud of the players to hit on all four penalties so basically all we’ve lost is one point but we look at it as one less point than we probably should have.”

Entering the competition on the back of a 1-0 victory over Forward Madison FC to kick off the in-season cup competition with three points after Kentucky’s own Kaelon Fox found the net despite an 11-9 disadvantage following two red cards.

Taking the field against Fuego, it was a reversal of Lexington’s red card fate as CV Fuego FC was shown a quick red card in the fifth minute following a last-man tackle just outside the box.

While not close enough for a penalty kick, Cameron Lancaster took the liberty of sending the ball into the net on the free kick regardless, putting the home side up 1-0.

Determined to remain perfect, Ates “The Truth” Diouf found the back of the net for his first goal of the season in the 22nd minute on a fast-break following a beautiful assist by Abel Caputo.

The Boys in Green took the 2-0 advantage into the halftime break.

Coming back out in the second half, Lexington was unable to capitalize on numerous attacking chances and Fuego got one back in the 65th minute.

Going into stoppage time, fortunes did not favor Lexington as a poor clearance allowed the visiting California squad to…

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