Graves and Calloway County fans got their money's worth at the Second District Tournament semi final match between the Lady Eagles and the Lady Lakers on Wednesday night.
In a game that went down to the wire, the Lady Lakers prevailed, defeating Graves County 4-3 to advance to the district championship game on Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles held a strong offensive advantage through the first 10 minutes of play, controlling possession and offering multiple shots yet coming up empty.
Calloway would successfully turn the tide though, taking control on offense and connecting with its first goal thanks to Elle Carson in the 13th minute to take an early 1-0 lead.
Graves managed to get back into its offense toward the end of the half as Hadley Looper ties things up 1-1 on a strong left footed strike.
Five minutes later, the Lady Eagles took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Sydney Gream, giving Graves a one goal advantage heading into the break.
Out of the half, Calloway was firing again, tying the game 2-2 after sneaking one by Lady Eagle goalkeeper Hannah McAdoo.
In the 55th minute, Graves County goalkeeper Hannah McAdoo was assessed a yellow card, followed by a red card, removing her from the game and leaving the Lady Eagles down a player for the remainder of the contest.
Following McAdoo's removal, Carson scored her second of the night on a free kick, giving the Lady Lakers a 3-2 advantage.
Down one goal with just over 20 minutes to play, the Lady Eagles kept fighting.
Five minutes later, Gream connected on her second goal of the night, knotting things.
Up at three under 18 minutes to play.
With the score tied down the stretch, both Graves County and Calloway continued their fight, battling for loose balls and looking for any advantage they could get.
In extra time, the Lady Lakers would be the ones to prevail as Zoe Stom played the hero, scoring her first goal of the evening, helping to secure Calloway's 4-3 victory.
Following the heartbreaking loss, Graves County head coach Gerardo Hererra was disappointed with the outcome but still proud of his team.
"We were just unlucky," Hererra said. "That red card really changed the game but when you're playing 11-10 and the referee wants to call advantages for the other team when you're already down, it's tough. In the end, I'm very proud of the season and the girls, especially in the second half playing a player down."
The Lady Eagles finish the season with an 11-4 record overall and 6-3 in district play.
Eagles fall to Murray 4-2
The Graves County Eagles saw this season come to an end on Wednesday night, falling to the Murray Tigers 4-2 in the Second District Tournament semifinals.
The Eagles and Tigers went scoreless through the first 20 minutes of the first half, trading possessions with each coming up empty in scoring chances.
In the 29th minute, the Eagles managed to take an important 1-0 lead on a goal by JR Carbajal.
Graves looked to lead at the half but Tiger midfielder Michael Mikahael had different plans as he scored in extra time to send the two teams to the break tied 1-1.
In the second half, the Tigers got the best of Graves County.
Goals by Gabe Taylor and Chase Renick helped give Murray a 3-1 advantage through 60 minutes of action.
Despite a larger than usual amount of extra time allotted, the Eagles failed to make a full comeback, scoring once more, giving up another goal and eventually falling to the Tigers 4-2.
Following the loss, head coach Mike Lane was proud of his team despite the unfortunate outcome.
"I thought we played great, we didn't give up any set goals, they scored off four-set pieces, if it wasn't for that it could've been a different outcome. I'm proud of my guys, they stuck to the game plan and they gave it all they had, that's all you can ask."
The Eagles finish the 2019 season with a 6-11-1 overall record and 3-6 in district play.